from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Scarabæus.
  • noun The curve 4(x + y + 2ax)(x + y) = b(xy).


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  • I think, you know, it is a descendant of the Egyptian scarabeus, which is a very mysterious emblem.

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  • In emblem 169, entitled, "One ought to fear even the tiniest creatures" (A minimis quoque timendum), Alciati writes: "The beetle wages war and provokes his enemy of his own accord; even though inferior in strength he surpasses her in cunning" (Bella gerit scarabeus, et hostem provocat ultro, Robore et inferior, consilio superat). back

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  • The cantharus or scarabeus rolls a piece of dung into a ball, lies hidden within it during the winter, and gives birth therein to small grubs, from which grubs come new canthari.

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  • Sacred Egyptology tells us that the scarabeus requires to be

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  • "A scarab," he said -- "derived from the Latin scarabeus -- is literally a beetle."

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  • A great Persian turquoise, her sole ornament, shaped like a scarabeus and engraved with talismanic characters, fastened her dress at the throat.

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  • But the Professor had again returned to examine the scarabeus, this time with a powerful magnifying glass.

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  • The Professor raised his eyes from a newly bought scarabeus to behold a stout little lady smiling on him from the doorway.

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  • But whatever might be her thoughts, she eyed Braddock as earnestly as Braddock eyed the scarabeus.

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  • She was better to look upon even than the beloved scarabeus, and he advanced to shake hands as though she had just entered the room.

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