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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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Council officials wrote to David claiming the skull and crossbones breached rules curbing adverts - and warned if he did not remove it in a week it would be "very likely to attract removal and/or prosecution.
She had hardly touched down before she'd plonked a skull and crossbones hat on five-month-old Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily and was off for some serious shopping in Chelsea.
McFadden, 42, dressed in a black cloak and used a crucifix with a skull and crossbones and an onyx ring, which he claimed gave power, to terrify the youngster into keeping the abuse secret.
Each green displays two flags - a white flag marking the easier pin position and the black skull and crossbones pinpointing the more difficult challenge.
Police say a container of commercial insecticide - bearing a skull and crossbones warning sign - was taken from Judkins Quarry, off Tuttle Hill.
Encores left wanting, the Jimmy Eat World desert scene was replaced by the ``Pop Disaster Tour'' logo, a comic-book-style skull and crossbones on a field of black.
Mohammed Khan, 37, bought about 50 of the pounds 1 tickets for the charity raffle to win the artwork, featuring a shark and a skull and crossbones drawn on the back of a catalogue.
Happy Halloween buys - de& ROSE SKULL & CROSSBONES TIGHTS KEEP toddlers snuggly and spooky in these combed cotton, nylon and spandex-mix tights, which feature a smiley skull and crossbones on the knees and feet and have anti-slip grips for tiny terrors learning to walk.
BLADE & ROSE SKULL & CROSSBONES TIGHTS KEEP toddlers snuggly and spooky in these combed cotton, nylon and spandex-mix tights, which feature a smiley skull and crossbones on the knees and feet and have anti-slip grips for tiny terrors learning to walk.
His writing credits also include the US series Crossbones, starring John Malkovich.
The signs have a picture of a skull and crossbones and the words: "Beware, selfish dog owner.
The pair, who have been dating for a year, got a skull and crossbones inked on their middle fingers.