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  • noun Plural form of scarab.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

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

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • Egyptian types, such as scarabs with royal cartouches.

    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. "

    ScreenTalk

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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