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  • And there are no bugs there, like the one I encountered yesterday when the Hasbro game refused to let my friend Austin play, and I'm serious about this, play the word, scarabaei - S-C-A-R-A-B-A-E-I, which is the plural form of scarab, a beetle.

    Word Score! Scrabulous Returns As Lexulous

  • I asked, rubbing my hands over the blaze, and wishing the whole tribe of scarabaei at the devil.

    The Gold-Bug

  • Egyptian scarabaei were perched on an Alpine mountain; there a clay amphora, of the shape of the Greeks or Romans, was adorned with gaudy plates cut out of fashion magazines.

    The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879

  • "Give me the names of the better-known species of the British scarabaei," said he.

    Tales of Terror and Mystery

  • One day I found him making scarabaei out of bits of agate and lapis lazuli.

    My Life as an Author

  • I need not detail how at the sale he put buyers on their guard, exposing the fraud, and condemning the peccant scarabaei to extinction.

    My Life as an Author

  • And, above all, there are dealers in mummies, offering for sale mysteriously shaped coffins, mummy-cloths, dead hands, gods, scarabaei -- and the thousand and one things that this old soil has yielded for centuries like an inexhaustible mine.

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae)

  • Bedouins, who exercise the office of excavators, and sleep hard by in holes like jackals, advance to sell us scarabaei, blue-glass trinkets that are half fossilised, and feet or hands of the dead.

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae)

  • There was free choice for the visitors of this pattern-room in the matter of mummy-cases and cloths, as well as of necklets, scarabaei, statuettes,

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Volume 05

  • We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with -- a crust; some say, a very thin crust, such as might be got up by a skilful patissier, and over which gilded court-flies, and even scarabaei, may crawl with safety, but which must inevitably cave in beneath the boot-heels of a real, true, thinking man.

    The Grindwell Governing Machine

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