Definition of False scorpion

1. Noun. Small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion.


Lexicographical Neighbors of False Scorpion

false pretense
false pretenses
false projection
false punishment
false ragweed
false return
false rib
false ringbone
false rue
false rue anemone
false saber-toothed tiger
false saffron
false sago
false sarsaparilla
false scent
false scorpion (current term)
false shower
false showers
false signal
false smut
false start
false statement
false step
false steps
false strawberry
false suture
false tamarisk
false teeth
false topaz
false trevally

Literary usage of False scorpion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"The suggestion has been made that the false scorpion seizes the legs of the flies without realizing their size, and that they remain attached until the fly ..."

2. Life Histories of Animals, Including Man: Or, Outlines of Comparative Embryology by Alpheus Spring Packard (1876)
"The false-scorpion differs in its mode of growth much more from the spiders, the scorpion and other Pedipalps, than the harvest-man (Phalangium), ..."

3. Elements of Zoölogy: A Textbook by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"... Beau- like those of the scorpion; these are False-scorpions or Pseudo-scorpions. FIG. 469. False-scorpion ..."

4. Life Histories of Animals, Including Man: Or, Outlines of Comparative Embryology by Alpheus Spring Packard (1876)
"The false-scorpion differs in its mode of growth much more from the spiders, the scorpion and other Pedipalps, than the harvest-man (Phalangium), ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"(E. Сл.) K-SCORPION, or false scorpion, minute arachnids Uy resembling tailless scorpions and belonging to the order Pseudoscorpiones of the class Arachnida ..."

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