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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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New episodes of "Under the Crossbones" are available every Tuesday and presented by Dangerous Grooves Records.
New skull and crossbones flags highlighting dog mess at Gosforth Central Park
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."
Mr Rimmer, who is a water treatment engineer, said: "Some of the chemicals contain acids and have a skull and crossbones on the bottle.
Who wouldn't smile at the sight of a ship's flag carrying the images of a tomato and a pair of leeks in place of the skull and crossbones? The themes challenge stereotypes, celebrate the triumph of the underdog, commend good actions over bad, and show how buried treasure comes in unlikely forms.
Crossbones I hope this might look will help me good, too...
One of the surest signs crossbows are here to stay is that major optics companies are now making dedicated crossbow scopes, and Leupold is among the latest to jump in with its VX-I Crossbones. This variable-power optic (2-7X) features the Crossbones Ballistics Reticle.
One message made an offensive reference to Allah, while the other had a picture of a skull and crossbones and made an indecent remark about Muslims.
Crossbones completes Nuruddin Farah's "Past Imperfect" trilogy, in which the nuanced style, rich characterizations, and allegorical power of Maps, for instance (the first in his earlier trilogy, "Blood in the Sun," also written in English), yields to workmanlike prose, a plot-driven structure, and a cast of relatively under-drawn protagonists, including Bile, Cambara, and deebleh, whose fates once more entwine.
Clearly Rob likes to be a little edgy, though, with the Bold Street salon featuring a large skull and crossbones up on the wall.
A Thousand Years of Pirates by William Gilkerson is a stunning book--complete with "pirate flag" themed cover in black and silver with skull and crossbones graphic.