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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sting  \Sting\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stung}(Archaic  {Stang});  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Stinging}.]  [AS.  stingan;  akin  to  Icel.  &  Sw 
  stinga,  Dan.  stinge,  and  probably  to  E.  stick,  v.t.;  cf 
  Goth.  usstiggan  to  put  out  pluck  out  Cf  {Stick},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  pierce  or  wound  with  a  sting;  as  bees  will  sting  an 
  animal  that  irritates  them  the  nettles  stung  his  hands. 
  2.  To  pain  acutely;  as  the  conscience  is  stung  with  remorse; 
  to  bite.  ``Slander  stings  the  brave.''  --Pope. 
  3.  To  goad;  to  incite,  as  by  taunts  or  reproaches. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sting  \Sting\,  n.  [AS.  sting  a  sting.  See  {Sting},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  sharp  organ  of  offense  and  defense, 
  especially  when  connected  with  a  poison  gland,  and  adapted 
  to  inflict  a  wound  by  piercing;  as  the  caudal  sting  of  a 
  scorpion.  The  sting  of  a  bee  or  wasp  is  a  modified 
  ovipositor.  The  caudal  sting,  or  spine,  of  a  sting  ray  is 
  a  modified  dorsal  fin  ray.  The  term  is  sometimes  applied 
  to  the  fang  of  a  serpent.  See  Illust.  of  {Scorpion}. 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  sharp-pointed  hollow  hair  seated  on  a  gland  which 
  secrets  an  acrid  fluid,  as  in  nettles.  The  points  of  these 
  hairs  usually  break  off  in  the  wound,  and  the  acrid  fluid 
  is  pressed  into  it 
  3.  Anything  that  gives  acute  pain,  bodily  or  mental;  as  the 
  stings  of  remorse;  the  stings  of  reproach. 
  The  sting  of  death  is  sin.  --1  Cor.  xv 
  4.  The  thrust  of  a  sting  into  the  flesh;  the  act  of  stinging; 
  a  wound  inflicted  by  stinging.  ``The  lurking  serpent's 
  mortal  sting.''  --Shak. 
  5.  A  goad;  incitement.  --Shak. 
  6.  The  point  of  an  epigram  or  other  sarcastic  saying. 
  {Sting  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Australian  moth  ({Doratifera 
  vulnerans})  whose  larva  is  armed,  at  each  end  of  the  body, 
  with  four  tubercles  bearing  powerful  stinging  organs. 
  {Sting  ray}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  6th  {Ray}. 
  {Sting  winkle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  spinose  marine  univalve  shell  of 
  the  genus  Murex,  as  the  European  species  ({Murex 
  erinaceus}).  See  Illust.  of  {Murex}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  as  sudden  and  painful  as  a  sting;  "the  sting  of 
  death"  [syn:  {stinging}] 
  2:  a  mental  pain  or  distress;  "a  pang  of  conscience"  [syn:  {pang}] 
  3:  a  painful  wound  caused  by  the  thrust  of  a  stinger  into  skin 
  [syn:  {bite},  {insect  bite}] 
  4:  a  swindle  in  which  you  cheat  at  gambling  or  persuade  a 
  person  to  buy  worthless  property  [syn:  {bunco},  {bunco 
  game},  {bunko},  {bunko  game},  {con},  {confidence  game},  {con 
  game},  {gyp},  {hustle},  {flimflam}] 
  v  1:  cause  a  sharp  of  stinging  pain  or  discomfort;  "The  sun 
  burned  his  face"  [syn:  {bite},  {burn}] 
  2:  of  insects,  scorpions,  or  other  animals;  "A  bee  stung  my  arm 
  yesterday."  [syn:  {bite},  {prick}] 
  3:  saddle  with  something  disagreeable  or  disadvantageous;  "They 
  stuck  me  with  the  dinner  bill";  "I  was  stung  with  a  huge 
  tax  bill"  [syn:  {stick}] 
  4:  cause  a  stinging  pain  [syn:  {prick},  {twinge}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  parallel  dialect  of  {Scheme}  intended  to  serve  as  a 
  high-level  {operating  system}  for  symbolic  programming 
  languages.  {First-class}  {thread}s  and  processors  and 
  customisable  {scheduling}  policies. 
  E-mail:  . 
  ["A  Customizable  Substrate  for  Concurrent  Languages", 
  S.  Jagannathan  et  al  ACM  SIGPLAN  Notices,  1992]. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Software  Technology  Interest  Group  (CERN,  org.) 

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