Definition of Scytales
1. scytale [n] - See also: scytale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scytales
Literary usage of Scytales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."