destroying angel


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destroying angel

Any of the extremely poisonous mushrooms of the genus Amanita. Don't pick that mushroom—it's a destroying angel!
See also: angel, destroy
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Another implicit allusion to the destroying angel can be found in For wrath [ketzef] has gone forth from the Lord: the plague has begun (Num.
The destroying angel may also figure in the story of Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem (II Kgs.
The destroying angel is explicitly mentioned twice in the Bible (II Sam.
People who eat Destroying Angels usually suffer liver and kidney failure.
Destroying Angels can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms but are among the most poisonous fungi in Europe.
Nicholas and his relatives fell ill last Monday after picking the Destroying Angels on Sir Alastair's Altyre estate, which lies between Forres and Grantown-on-Spey.
When Brigham Young set up a group of minutemen in Utah, saying that they were to battle rustlers and hostile Indians and the like, the group was quickly nicknamed the Destroying Angels, conflated with the old Danites, and feared as a secret squad of hit men.
I had heard a deal about these Mormon Destroying Angels and the dark and bloody deeds they had done, and when I entered this one's house I had my shudder all ready.
He had started destroying angels in the churches of East Anglia in 1643 before being formally appointed commissioner for removing the monuments of idolatry and superstition from all the churches of the Eastern Association.
We saw numerous Destroying Angels which are related to the Death Cap, among the most toxic of the mushrooms and easily mistaken for button mushrooms or young horse mushrooms.