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  • n. Plural form of scarab.


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  • This potter, whomsoever he may have been, did a great trade in scarabs.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • Beetles, of which the scarabs were a numerous family, increased vastly, and the oldest known dragon-fly and supposed ancestor of those which hawk over the Oxford river, left his skeleton, or what represents a dragon-fly's skeleton, among some two thousand other specimens of fossil insects, in the Swiss Alps. It was then that the first bird and the first butterfly appeared.

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • Egyptian types, such as scarabs with royal cartouches.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • To certain classes of objects, such as scarabs, blue glazed

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • Giant tunnel like ovens convert thousands of tonnes of material into compost and huge tractor-like machines, called scarabs, turn the compost when it's outside. "


  • Next day we -- along with thousands of other tourists from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. -- throng the Egyptian museum, oohing at the coins, papyrus, and scarabs downstairs and aahing at the Tutankhamen treasures and the Pharaoh mummy room upstairs.

    Suzanne Skees: Egypt Exploded: An American in Cairo Ponders What Our Citizens Can Do for Theirs

  • Nicole Landaw's pearl spider pin is a witty addition to the shoulder of a wasp-waisted sun dress in a hot blue or orange hue, while Lito Karakostanoglou's glowing green earrings, made from real preserved scarabs from Thailand, make for excellent cocktail party chatter.

    Buzz-Worthy Jewels

  • The plot involves involves mesmerism, violent deaths, an ancient Egyptian cult, specters, brain-eating scarabs, a Wilkie doppelgänger, and a gigantic conflagration beneath the streets of London.

    An Historical Note

  • But by then one has moved on to the business pages, which are regularly gobsmacked by the sales figures for electronic scarabs.

    iPhone worship has seen the media lose all sense of proportion

  • His glazed eyes, tinged with a drunkard's pink, are starving scarabs nipping at my toes and clavicle.



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