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death's head

Syllabification: death's head

Definition of death's head in English:

noun

A human skull as a symbol of mortality.
Example sentences
  • Interestingly, there are also tombs, skeletons and death's heads, along with some shocking acts of violence.
  • Even more horrible was a big earthen jar in the middle of the courtyard, in which hung a white death's head along with some leg bones.
  • The figure of the death's head has been a prominent symbol of human mortality and the vanity of life in Western culture.

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