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crossbones


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crossbones  \Cross"bones`\  (-b[=o]nz`),  n.  pl 
  A  representation  of  two  of  the  leg  bones  or  arm  bones  of  a 
  skeleton,  laid  crosswise,  often  surmounted  with  a  skull,  and 
  serving  as  a  symbol  of  death. 
 
  Crossbones,  scythes,  hourglasses,  and  other  lugubrios 
  emblems  of  mortality.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crossbones 
  n  :  two  crossed  bones  (or  a  representation  of  two  crossed  bones) 
  used  as  a  symbol  danger  or  death 




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