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

  Sting \Sting\, n. [AS. sting a sting. See Sting, v. t.]
     1. (Zool.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially
        when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict
        a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion.
        The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The
        caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified
        dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang
        of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.
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     2. (Bot.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which
        secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these
        hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid
        is pressed into it.
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     3. Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the
        stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.
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              The sting of death is sin.            --1 Cor. xv.
                                                    56.
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     4. The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging;
        a wound inflicted by stinging. "The lurking serpent's
        mortal sting." --Shak.
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     5. A goad; incitement. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
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     Sting moth (Zool.), an Australian moth ({Doratifera
        vulnerans) whose larva is armed, at each end of the body,
        with four tubercles bearing powerful stinging organs.
  
     Sting ray. (Zool.) See under 6th Ray.
  
     Sting winkle (Zool.), a spinose marine univalve shell of
        the genus Murex, as the European species ({Murex
        erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sting \Sting\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stung(Archaic Stang); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Stinging.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw.
     stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf.
     Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. Stick, v. t.]
     1. To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an
        animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse;
        to bite. "Slander stings the brave." --Pope.
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     3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sting
      n 1: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being
           stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of
           nettles" [syn: sting, stinging]
      2: a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience" [syn:
         pang, sting]
      3: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger
         into skin [syn: sting, bite, insect bite]
      4: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person
         to buy worthless property [syn: bunco, bunco game,
         bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence
         game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam]
      v 1: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun
           burned his face" [syn: bite, sting, burn]
      2: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday" [syn:
         sting, bite, prick]
      3: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They
         stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax
         bill" [syn: stick, sting]
      4: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin" [syn:
         prick, sting, twinge]
      5: cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung
         her"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  217 Moby Thesaurus words for "sting":
     acerbity, acidity, acridity, acrimony, aculeus, acuminate,
     acumination, affect, afflict, affront, aggrieve, agonize, ail,
     anguish, astringency, auger, barb the dart, be keen, beat,
     beesting, beguile of, bilk, bit, bite, bite the tongue, bitterness,
     bleed, bleed white, borer, bristle with, bruise, bunco, burn,
     burning, burning pain, buzz, causticity, chafe, cheat, chisel,
     chouse, chouse out of, clip, cog, cog the dice, come home to, con,
     convulse, cozen, crib, crucify, cusp, cut, cut up, dart, defraud,
     diddle, distress, do in, do out of, drill, edge, euchre,
     excruciate, exploit, fang, fester, fierceness, finagle, fire, flam,
     fleece, flimflam, flog, fob, fret, fudge, gad, gadfly, gall,
     give offense, give pain, give umbrage, gnaw, go deep,
     go through one, goad, gouge, grate, grieve, grind, grip, gripe,
     gull, gyp, harrow, harshness, have, have an edge, hocus,
     hocus-pocus, hold up, hurt, hurt the feelings, inflame,
     inflict pain, injure, irritate, itch, keenness, kill by inches,
     lacerate, lash, martyr, martyrize, melt, melt the heart, mordacity,
     mordancy, move, mucro, mulct, neb, needle, nettle, nib, nip, nudge,
     offend, outrage, overcharge, overprice, overtax, oxgoad,
     pack the deal, pain, paresthesia, penetrate, pierce, pigeon, pinch,
     pins and needles, poignancy, point, poke, practice fraud upon,
     prick, prickle, prickles, prickling, prod, profiteer,
     prolong the agony, put to torture, rack, rankle, rasp, rigor,
     rip off, rob, rook, roughness, rowel, rub, scam, scratch, screw,
     sell gold bricks, severity, sharpness, shave, shortchange, skin,
     smart, smarting, snakebite, soak, soften, spur, stab,
     stack the cards, stick, stimulate, stinger, stinging, stir,
     stridency, stringency, surcharge, swindle, take a dive, tang,
     tartness, teeth, thimblerig, thrill, throw a fight, tingle,
     tingling, tip, torment, torture, touch, touch a chord, trenchancy,
     tweak, twist, twist the knife, urtication, vehemence, victimize,
     violence, virulence, whip, whiplash, wound, wring
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  STING
         Software Technology Interest Group (CERN, org.)
         

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

  STING
  
     A parallel dialect of Scheme intended to serve as a
     high-level operating system for symbolic programming
     languages.  First-class threads and processors and
     customisable scheduling policies.
  
     E-mail: .
  
     ["A Customizable Substrate for Concurrent Languages",
     S. Jagannathan et al, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, 1992].
  
     (1994-11-03)
  

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