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  • n  two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death

  • They were told that the jungles on the sides of the road were still littered with mines and other ordnance; red skull-and-crossbones signs drove the message home.
  • Record companies dealt with this casual piracy by printing a skull and crossbones on the backs of tapes along with the claim that home taping is killing music.
  • They were soon joined by Hardball's Chris Matthews and Whoppi Goldberg who was anxious to get a pic of Obama with what looked like her iphone (with skull and crossbones on back).
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  • Zoning violations continue at Maple Street property
    EAST LONGMEADOW — If a passer-by didn't know any better, they might think someone was trying to sell a pirate ship. Sitting a short distance from the road at 64 Maple St. is a large, blue sailboat, adorned with skull and crossbones, the words "for sale" and a phone number.
    June 20, 2013 - The Reminder

  • Russell Brand in
    Russell said: "I've seen some talk about that Pirates of the Caribbean, but I think they're still writing the script. Nonetheless, I am having a skull and crossbones tattooed on each of my nipples in anticipation of the plotline. I just hope it...
  • Mark Twain in CounterPunch
    Mark Twain said after our refusal to grant free government to the Filipinos, "the American flag should be replaced not with the stars and stripes, forget them, it should be the Jolly Roger, the skull and crossbones, because we bring murder wherever...
  • Dan Aykroyd in Globe and Mail
    Our head is light, it's bright, it's smiling, it's happy,Mr. Aykroyd said. "It's not an unhappy head. It's not a menacing head. It doesn't have crossbones under it."

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