The two scorpions were asked to get into their boat quickly.
If some people have been chastised with whips, they pine after scorpions.
At the present day scorpions of various genera are found in all the warm regions of the world.
Take the case of the scorpions to which I have just referred.
My stomach felt as though it was filled with scorpions, wild cats and lizards.
The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers or scorpions.
Would that he could be whipped back to the House of God—with scorpions, if necessary!
The letters, the messages, the presents, these had been the whips and scorpions in his hand.
Jenkins, securing the trident, used it as a "whip of scorpions," and was satisfied he gave some "strange horrors" with it.
Had I given free rein to my tongue, I had made of it a whip of scorpions.
c.1200, from Old French scorpion (12c.), from Latin scorpionem (nominative scorpio), extended form of scorpius, from Greek skorpios "a scorpion," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)). The Spanish alacran "scorpion" is from Arabic al-'aqrab.
mentioned along with serpents (Deut. 8:15). Used also figuratively to denote wicked persons (Ezek. 2:6; Luke 10:19); also a particular kind of scourge or whip (1 Kings 12:11). Scorpions were a species of spider. They abounded in the Jordan valley.