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skull and crossbones

alerts consumers to presence of poison; represents death. [Folklore: Misc.]
See: Danger

skull and crossbones

symbolizing mortality; sign on poison bottles. [World Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1009]
See: Death
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Crossbones is much smarter than that," the actor said.
The biggest addition will be our new CrossBones session IPA--featured year-round starting in January.
For even as events unfold with the intensity of an edge-of-the-seat "thriller," one apprehends that unlike the latter, drawn from headlines to entertain, Crossbones plumbs the murky depths, probing what the Somali-Malay-Chinese journalist Malik calls "a spiraling degeneracy that a near stranger like me cannot make full sense of.
Dangerous poisons are often labeled with a skull and crossbones.
The new logo consists of a red triangle containing the familiar Three-Winged Bow Tie of Death, as well as a skull and crossbones and a human figure that appears to be either running or doing that dance John Travolta did in "Saturday Night Fever.
Police have identified a silver minivan with a skull and crossbones in the back license plate area as a common vehicle in many of the robberies.
The anonymous pilots purportedly claimed that two Iraqi Airways Boeing jets were "converted to cargo planes by removing the seats," after which special Republican Guard brigades loaded what were described as "yellow barrels with skull and crossbones on each barrel.
The squadron currently operates eight Super Hornets, and a total of twelve jets will display the Skull and Crossbones once workups begin at the end of 2005.
So when a stamp bearing a skull and crossbones and the word "anthrax" arrived in the Chicago post office, the place shut down until it was clear that no actual anthrax was in or on the envelope.
A historian, however, remembered that the skull and crossbones meant resurrection to the alchemist, and a psychologist carried out experiments with three-year-olds: If the skull and crossbones is stuck on a bottle, they cry in fear, "poison"; if it is stuck on a wall, they enthusiastically call out, "pirates
The Marines erected a skull and crossbones "No Swimming" sign; Club Med Mogadishu quickly fizzled out.
Why not just a skull and crossbones pin as a reminder of human mortality?