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  • n. Alternative form of book-scorpion; pseudoscorpion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the false scorpions (Chelifer cancroides) found among books and papers. It can run sidewise and backward, and feeds on small insects.
  • n. See under Book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small arachnidan of the genus Chelifer; a little false scorpion, found in old books and dark musty places.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. minute arachnid sometimes found in old papers

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