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
References in classic literature ?
Hundred-ton guns were toys compared with the micro- organic projectiles hurled from the laboratories, the messengers of death, the destroying angels that stalked through the empire of a billion souls.
having imagined your body one way I found it to be another way, it was yielding, but only as the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, softness allied with its poison, and your legs were not petals or tendrils as I'd believed, but brazen, the deviant tentacles beneath the underskirt of a secret queen
The Destroying Angel is more honest in its name - it is deadly poisonous, even in minute quantities.
The destroying angel is sent to afflict Israel with pestilence, in punishment for David's census (II Sam.
The destroying angel seems to be alluded to in the Bible's description of the slaying of the firstborn, where he is called ha-mashhit: for the Lord will pass over the door and not let the Destroyer enter and smite your home (Ex.
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.
Every autumn, the National Poisons Information Service is bombarded with queries from doctors and nurses needing help to treat emergency patients who have picked and eaten sometimes dangerously toxic wild mushrooms, like the Destroying Angel, Death Cap and Cortinarius rubellus.
The Destroying Angel is an all white mushroom responsible for most deaths.
It has emerged the two couples were poisoned by the highly toxic cortinarius speciosissimus mushroom - not the destroying angel species originally thought.
Later we watch her wield unwanted power and understand her adult question: "Had I been the destroying angel in a cotton frock and wellingtons?
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.