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An arachnid that resembles a scorpion, with stout pincerlike mouthparts and a long, slender taillike appendage, living in leaf litter and under stones in tropical and semitropical regions.
- ‘Despite their foreboding appearance, whip scorpions are harmless to humans.’
- ‘Young whip scorpions have reddish pedipalps and striped legs; the adults are uniformly brownish.’
- ‘Although they have two small eyes, whip scorpions rely on their first pair of legs to help feel their way around.’
- ‘Species of whip scorpions range from small, light colored kinds about 3 or 4 mm long to the huge, black M. giganteus that may be almost 3 inches long.’
- ‘The ‘whip’ that gives the whip scorpions their common name, is sensory in nature, not a defensive organ.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.