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  • n. book-scorpion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Book scorpion, under book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Cheliferidea; a false scorpion.
  • n. A genus of pseudoscorpions, typical of the family Cheliferidœ, including book-scorpions with two eyes, as C. cancroides, a small species often found in musty old books.

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

  • n. a genus of Chelonethida


From Latin chēlē ("claw") (from Ancient Greek χηλή (khēlē, "claw")) + ferō ("bear, carry") (Wiktionary)


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  • England and elsewhere, and it is almost certain that, like the chelifer, one of the species found on book-shelves in Ceylon, has been brought thither from Europe.]

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