a lash of scorpions

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a lash of scorpions

1. literal A whipping implement made of scorpion tails—an ancient method of punishment. I was watching this old movie, and one character started beating another with a lash of scorpions! I couldn't believe the one guy was getting hit with scorpion tails—eek!
2. figurative An extremely harsh punishment. If my parents find out that I borrowed their car last night without their permission, I am going to get a lash of scorpions!
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Since the founder of Team Scorpion is very happy to be in a relationship with Paige, he suddenly imagines a world where he, Paige, Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Happy (Jadyn Wong), Sylvester (Ari Stidham) and Cabe (Robert Patrick) are in a (http://tvline.
The bio-active molecules of scorpion venoms are being used in pharmaceutical research (Oukkahche et al.
The highest annual incidence of scorpion stings in America occurs in Mexico, with 2 050 scorpion stings by 100 000 inhabitants (Chippaux & Goyffon, 2008).
Methods: This cross-sectional and retrospective study has been conducted based on statistics of scorpion sting of Izeh Health Center during 2009-2011.
Provincial Coordinator of Anti-Corruption and Anti-Narcotics Azeem Ullah told reporter Thursday that the scorpion smoking is comparatively higher than heroin because of its easy availability and more effects on human mind and body.
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Materials and Methods: A total of 210 patients of consecutive scorpion sting were prospectively studied.
50 SOUTH Wales Scorpions capitulated in the second half yet again as Gateshead Thunder took advantage of errors.
Scorpion venom has the ability to identify pain receptors in humans.
The 3in Asian forest scorpion had its tail poised ready to sting.
All drivers in the Modified division will be required to display two Scorpion Racing Products decals in a designated location on their race car, and will have to provide proof of the decal placement to IMCA to become eligible for point fund shares.
Repartition des scorpions au MarocAu Maroc, l'aire de repartition du scorpion est limitee au sud par la vallee de l'oued Dr et a l'est par les frontieres maroco-algeriennes.
In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 15 children with scorpion sting symptoms, researchers observed that participants who took Anascorp were symptom-free within 4 hours.
Results: The incidence of scorpion sting in Kashan is calculated as 58 persons in hundred thousand (100,000).
There are thousands of scorpion species--all of which can deliver a painful sting.