Death's-head
Death's-head Death's"-head`, n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster]

I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Death's-head moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large European moth ({Acherontia atropos}), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also {death's-head sphinx}. [1913 Webster]


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  • death's-head — noun Date: 1596 a human skull or a depiction of a human skull symbolizing death …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Death's-head moth — Death s head Death s head , n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster] I had rather be married to a death s head with a bone in his mouth. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Death s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • death's-head sphinx — Death s head Death s head , n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster] I had rather be married to a death s head with a bone in his mouth. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Death s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Death's-Head (comics) — For another Marvel character of the same name, see Death s Head. Death s Head Publication information Publisher …   Wikipedia

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