scarabaeus

NOUN
  1. scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians
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How To Use scarabaeus In A Sentence

  • The word translated "swarms of flies" most probably denotes the great Egyptian beetle, Scarabaeus sacer, which is constantly represented in their sculptures. Smith's Bible Dictionary
  • They were of all kinds, — gray, black, white, scarabaeus-colored: some were shot with gold, some spangled, some chined; some were double-breasted and crossed like a shawl, others were straight in the collar; some had turned-over collars, some buttoned up to the top with gilt buttons. Eug�nie Grandet
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