Definition of Scytales

1. scytale [n] - See also: scytale



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scytales

scyphate
scyphi
scyphiform
scyphistoma
scyphistomae
scyphistomas
scyphistomata
scyphobranchii
scyphoid
scyphomeduse
scyphophori
scyphozoan
scyphozoans
scyphus
scytale
scytales (current term)
scytalone
scytalone dehydratase
scythe
scythed
scythelike
scytheman
scythemen
scyther
scythers
scythes
scythestone
scythestones
scythewhet
scythian

Literary usage of Scytales

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1. Plutarch's Lives: The Translation Called Dryden's by Plutarch, John Dryden (1895)
"... and the other they give to the person they send forth ; and these pieces of wood they call scytales. When, therefore, they have occasion to communicate ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and those of lizards; the species, however, are more peculia. than this would indicate, the boas and scytales being distinctively South American, ..."

3. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Dryden, Arthur Hugh Clough (1885)
"... to the person they send forth ; and these pieces of wood they call scytales. When, therefore, they have occasion to communicate any secret or important ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"Among reptiles there are less peculiar forms, the boas and scytales being most conspicuous among snakes; but there are several local families of lizards and ..."

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