Scorpion



noun
1.
any of numerous arachnids of the order Scorpionida, widely distributed in warmer parts of the world, having a long, narrow, segmented tail that terminates in a venomous sting.
2.
the Scorpion, Astronomy. Scorpius.
3.
any of various harmless lizards, especially the red- or orange-headed males of certain North American skinks.
4.
Bible. a whip or scourge that has spikes attached. I Kings 12:11.
noun
1.
any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body with a long tail terminating in a venomous sting
2.
false scorpion, any small nonvenomous arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida (or Chelonethida), which superficially resemble scorpions but lack the long tail See book scorpion
3.
any of various other similar arachnids, such as the whip scorpion, or other arthropods, such as the water scorpion
4.
(Old Testament) a barbed scourge (I Kings 12:11)
5.
(history) a war engine for hurling stones; ballista
noun
1.
the Scorpion, the constellation Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac

Twenty tools that can be used to construct specialised programming environments. The Scorpion Project was started by Prof. Richard Snodgrass as an outgrowth of the SoftLab Project (which produced the IDL Toolkit) that he started when he was at the University of North Carolina. The Scorpion Project is directed by him at the University of Arizona and by Karen Shannon at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Version 6.0 runs on Sun-3, Sun-4, VAX, Decstation, Iris, Sequent, HP9000.
See also Candle.
(ftp://cs.arizona.edu/scorpion/).
Mailing list: info-scorpion-request@cs.arizona.edu.
E-mail: .
(1993-11-04)

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