verb (used with object)
- scent gland,
- scent mark,
- scented orchid,
Origin of scepter
Examples from the Web for scepter
He portrays Merkel holding a Euro-topped scepter as she sits on a throne adorned with an EU emblem-inspired clock.Nicole Kidman Bulldozed by Paparazzi on Bike During NYFW; Marc Jacobs Apologizes for Neo-Nazi T-Shirt|The Fashion Beast Team|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Offering the scepter to an ex-President Obama is one option, writes Geoffrey Robertson.
In that relationship, the lower-class king of his dingy domain is enthroned atop a commode and uses a toilet brush as a scepter.
They say that here one may see the most beautiful women in the world—women whose charms are a scepter more powerful than a king's.The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2|Various
He walked with dignity down the aisle, an ermine robe on his shoulders, a crown on his head and a scepter in his right hand.And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
The leonine old head was lifted proudly, and the hand that he stretched out might have held a scepter.
Indeed, the flowers and plants in the gardens were already blackened by the touch of Jack Frost's scepter.Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's|Laura Lee Hope
The knife was a scepter, the pastry an emblem; the chosen ones were congratulated.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales|Guy De Maupassant
c.1300, ceptre, from Old French sceptre (12c.), from Latin sceptrum "royal staff," from Greek skeptron "staff to lean on; royal scepter;" in transferred use, "royalty," from root of skeptein "to prop or stay, lean on." Apparently a cognate with Old English sceaft (see shaft (n.1)). The verb meaning "to furnish with a scepter" is from 1520s.