crossbones


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crossbones \Cross"bones`\ (kr[o^]s"b[=o]nz`), n. pl.
   A representation of two of the leg bones or arm bones of a
   skeleton, laid crosswise, often surmounted with a skull, and
   serving as a symbol of death.
   [1913 Webster]

         Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious
         emblems of mortality.                    --Hawthorne.
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