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 for scorpion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sculpin \Scul"pin\, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of
         the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large
         head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth.
         They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black.
         Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of
         Europe and America.
     (b) A large cottoid market fish of California
         ({Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead,
         cabezon, scorpion, salpa.
     (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe ({Callionymus
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     Note: The name is also applied to other related California
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     Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scorpion \Scor"pi*on\, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?,
     perhaps akin to E. sharp.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids
        of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large
        claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
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     Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender
           post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last
           of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The
           venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with
           redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal
           glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if
           ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely
           dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New
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     2. (Zool.) The pine or gray lizard ({Sceloporus undulatus).
        [Local, U. S.]
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     3. (Zool.) The scorpene.
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     4. (Script.) A painful scourge.
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              My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will
              chastise you with scorpions.          --1 Kings xii.
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     5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.
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     6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and
        other missiles.
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     Book scorpion. (Zool.) See under Book.
     False scorpion. (Zool.) See under False, and Book
     Scorpion bug, or Water scorpion (Zool.) See Nepa.
     Scorpion fly (Zool.), a neuropterous insect of the genus
        Panorpa. See Panorpid.
     Scorpion grass (Bot.), a plant of the genus Myosotis.
        Myosotis palustris is the forget-me-not.
     Scorpion senna (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub
        ({Coronilla Emerus) having a slender joined pod, like a
        scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like
        indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna.
     Scorpion shell (Zool.), any shell of the genus Pteroceras.
        See Pteroceras.
     Scorpion spiders. (Zool.), any one of the Pedipalpi.
     Scorpion's tail (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
        Scorpiurus, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also
        called caterpillar.
     Scorpion's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant
        ({Genista Scorpius) of Southern Europe.
     The Scorpion's Heart (Astron.), the star Antares in the
        constellation Scorpio.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in
           Scorpio [syn: Scorpio, Scorpion]
      2: the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
         about October 23 to November 21 [syn: Scorpio, Scorpio the
         Scorpion, Scorpion]
      3: arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail
         ending in a venomous stinger

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "scorpion":
     arachnid, arthropod, beetle, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod,
     daddy longlegs, diplopod, fly, harvestman, hexapod, insect, larva,
     maggot, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, spider, tarantula,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Twenty tools that can be used to construct specialised
     programming environments.  The Scorpion Project was started by
     Prof. Richard Snodgrass  as an outgrowth
     of the SoftLab Project (which produced the IDL Toolkit)
     that he started when he was at the University of North
     Carolina.  The Scorpion Project is directed by him at the
     University of Arizona and by Karen Shannon at the
     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
     Version 6.0 runs on Sun-3, Sun-4, VAX, Decstation,
     Iris, Sequent, HP9000.
     See also Candle.
     Mailing list: info-scorpion-request@cs.arizona.edu.
     E-mail: .

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