Definition of Death's head

1. Noun. A human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death.




Definition of Death's head

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of death's-head) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death's Head

deashed
deashes
deashing
deasil
deasils
deasiul
deasiuls
deasoil
deasoils
deasphalted
deasphalting
death
death's-head
death's-head hawkmoth
death's-head moth
death's head
death's herb
death-bed
death-knell
death-rattle
death-ray
death-roll
death-squad
death-watch beetle
death-watch beetles
death adder
death angel
death angels
death bed
death bell

Literary usage of Death's head

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1. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1857)
"... name, and age on the obverse, and a death s head and inscription on the reverse; notwith.. standing which, he is said to have lived and died in poverty. ..."

2. The Female Poets of Great Britain: Chronologically Arranged: with Copious by Frederic Rowton (1849)
"... ON A DEATH S HEAD. On this resemblance, where we find A portrait drawn from all mankind, Fond lover! gaze awhile, to see What beauty's idol charms shall ..."

3. A Short But Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World: By Way of by Nathaniel Dwight (1808)
"... of the Noble Passion, of Sincerity, of the Death-s Head, of the Chase, oi St. Herbert, of St. Rupert, of St; George defender of the immaculate ..."

4. The American Revolution by John Fiske (1891)
"In New York, the act was reprinted with a death,s-head upon it in place of the royal arms, and it was hawked about the streets under the title of " The ..."

5. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"Out of the pupal case the fully-formed insect emerges. THE DEATH S-HEAD HAWK-MOTH The black spotted yellow patch upon the thorax ..."

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