Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun True scorpions as a suborder of Arachnida: distinguished from Pseudoscorpiones: synonymous with Scorpionida.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) A division of arachnids comprising the scorpions.

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Examples

  • Issuing up and above the middle of the roof for not less than two cubits was a gable, and on this was reared a small tower four stories high, in which, on the top floor, scorpiones and catapults were set up, and on the lower floors a great quantity of water was stored, to put out any fire that might be thrown on the tortoise.

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  • I shall next explain the symmetrical principles on which scorpiones and ballistae may be constructed, inventions devised for defence against danger, and in the interest of self-preservation.

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  • With regard to scorpiones, catapults, and ballistae, likewise with regard to tortoises and towers, I have set forth, as seemed to me especially appropriate, both by whom they were invented and in what manner they should be constructed.

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  • Among the instruments used in war were towers consisting of different stories, from which showers of darts were discharged on the townsmen by means of engines called _catapultæ_, _balistæ_, and _scorpiones_.

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  • Music, also, the architect ought to understand so that he may have knowledge of the canonical and mathematical theory, and besides be able to tune ballistae, catapultae, and scorpiones to the proper key.

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  • The towers should be set at intervals of not more than a bowshot apart, so that in case of an assault upon any one of them, the enemy may be repulsed with scorpiones and other means of hurling missiles from the towers to the right and left.

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  • It had, moreover, a middle flooring on girts, where scorpiones and catapults were placed.

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  • Minidius, and Gnaeus Cornelius, I was ready to supply and repair ballistae, scorpiones, and other artillery, and I have received rewards for good service with them.

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  • And so with Marcus Aurelius, Publius Minidius, and Gnaeus Cornelius, I was ready to supply and repair ballistae, scorpiones, and other artillery, and I have received rewards for good service with them.

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  • Solifugae) are moderate to large arachnids and closely related to scorpiones.

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