skull and crossbones

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skull and crossbones

n. pl. skulls and crossbones
A representation of a human skull above two long crossed bones, a symbol of death used as a warning label on poisons.
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Sea shanties, cutlasses, skulls and crossbones and the Jolly Roger were all on show in Amble, Northumberland, as local youngsters dressed up in costume and the Sea Thieves Pirates Association brought the thrills and spills of the Spanish Main to life.
Leading book store Ottaker's held a special pirate day at its Greengate Street store and children joined in the skull and crossbones holiday fun.
He was wearing a skull and crossbones ear-ring in his left ear and a green T-shirt.
Phyllis Gunther, a court reporter from Riverside, came clad in leather chaps and a shirt, bandanna and necklace, all featuring a skull and crossbones theme.
But a neighbour complained and the council told Richard he needed planning permission for the skull and crossbones.
However, others fear the screen heroine seems to have swapped the skull and crossbones for skin and bones.
Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and Telemann all, it seems, flew the musical skull and crossbones.
Why don't we put a skull and crossbones on all Boeing aeroplanes and all Fords?
We are undone by latter-day pirates, The disreputable flag they fly lacks only the skull and crossbones.
ANOTHER option also at pounds 10 - which could be created at home with a little help from a grannie with a sewing machine - is the colourful pirate outfit with eye-patch, stripey shorts plus waistcoat and kerchief complete with regulation skull and crossbones motifs.
She also posted his home address, cars and license plate numbers, a map to his house and graphics of a skull and crossbones, prosecutors said.
Now his daughter is on the high seas, with a skull and crossbones fluttering at the masthead and skulduggery rampant below decks.