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skull and crossbones

alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
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skull and crossbones

symbolizing mortality; sign on poison bottles. [World Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1009]
See: Death
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John Travolta's name is beginning to amount to the equivalent of a cinematic skull-and-crossbones label, and ``Swordfish'' will only further that dubious distinction.
A section of the crowd, mostly students, threw themselves down in front of traffic as demonstrators in white overalls and skull-and-crossbones masks antagonised police.
His black-and-white logo, displayed at a stand at the Informatica computer exposition, resembles a skull-and-crossbones pirate flag, but with the familiar-looking apple in place of the skull.