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Definition: false scorpion
n : small nonvenomous arachnid resembling a tailless scorpion
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Definition: False scorpion
, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?,
perhaps akin to E. sharp.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate
arachnids of the order Scorpiones
, having a suctorial
mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender
post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last
of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The
venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with
redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal
glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if
ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely
dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New
2. (Zo["o]l.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus
). [Local, U. S.]
3. (Zo["o]l.) The scorpene.
4. (Script.) A painful scourge.
My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will
chastise you with scorpions. --1 Kings xii.
5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio
6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Book
. (Zo["o]l.) See under False
, and Book scorpion
, or Water scorpion
(Zo["o]l.) See Nepa
(Zo["o]l.), a neuropterous insect of the genus
. See Panorpid
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Myosotis
. M. palustris
is the forget-me-not.
(Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub
) having a slender joined pod, like a
scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like
indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna.
(Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus
Pteroceras. See Pteroceras
. (Zo["o]l.), any one of the Pedipalpi.
(Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also
(Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant
) of Southern Europe.
The Scorpion's Heart
(Astron.), the star Antares in the
, a. [Compar. Falser
; superl. Falsest
falsus, p. p. of fallere to deceive; cf. OF. faus, fals, F.
faux, and AS. fals fraud. See Fail
1. Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit;
dishnest; as, a false witness.
2. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance,
vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false
friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
I to myself was false, ere thou to me. --Milton.
3. Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or
likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
4. Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive;
counterfeit; hypocritical; as, false tears; false modesty;
false colors; false jewelry.
False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
5. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous; as,
a false claim; a false conclusion; a false construction in
Whose false foundation waves have swept away.
6. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which
are temporary or supplemental.
7. (Mus.) Not in tune.
(Arch.), a member having the appearance of an
arch, though not of arch construction.
, an architectural erection above the main
cornice, concealing a roof, but not having windows or
, any bearing which is not directly upon a
vertical support; thus, the weight carried by a corbel has
a false bearing.
, an imperfect or interrupted cadence.
(Med.), an abnormal conception in which a
mole, or misshapen fleshy mass, is produced instead of a
properly organized fetus.
(Med.), a spasmodic affection of the larynx
attended with the symptoms of membranous croup, but
unassociated with the deposit of a fibrinous membrane.
or False window
(Arch.), the representation of
a door or window, inserted to complete a series of doors
or windows or to give symmetry.
, a combustible carried by vessels of war,
chiefly for signaling, but sometimes burned for the
purpose of deceiving an enemy; also, a light on shore for
decoying a vessel to destruction.
. See Blende
(Law), the arrest and imprisonment of a
person without warrant or cause, or contrary to law; or
the unlawful detaining of a person in custody.
(Naut.), the timber below the main keel, used to
serve both as a protection and to increase the shio's
, a picklock.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Proleg
(Med.), the fibrinous deposit formed in
croup and diphtheria, and resembling in appearance an
(Naut.), documents carried by a ship giving
false representations respecting her cargo, destination,
etc., for the purpose of deceiving.
(Surg.), an unnatural passage leading off
from a natural canal, such as the urethra, and produced
usually by the unskillful introduction of instruments.
(Law), the intentional false assumption
of the name and personality of another.
(Law), false representations concerning
past or present facts and events, for the purpose of
(Naut.), a thin piece of timber placed on top of
the head rail to strengthen it.
(Mus.), a progression in harmony, in which a
certain note in a chord appears in the next chord prefixed
by a flat or sharp.
(Law), an untrue return made to a process by
the officer to whom it was delivered for execution.
(Anat.), the asternal rebs, of which there are
five pairs in man.
(Arch.), the space between the upper ceiling and
the roof. --Oxford Gloss.
, a false mark or other symbol, used for
(Zo["o]l.), any arachnid of the genus
. See Book scorpion
(Naut.), a coming up into the wind and filling
away again on the same tack.
(Zo["o]l.), the Vampyrus spectrum
America, formerly erroneously supposed to have
blood-sucking habits; -- called also vampire
, and ghost vampire
. The genuine blood-sucking bats belong to the
. See Vampire
. (Arch.) See False door
. (Zo["o]l.) See Alula
, and Bastard wing
(Civil Engin.), construction works to
facilitate the erection of the main work, as scaffolding,
bridge centering, etc.