The barren soil does not breed fevers, crocodiles, tigers or scorpions.
The letters, the messages, the presents, these had been the whips and scorpions in his hand.
Had I given free rein to my tongue, I had made of it a whip of scorpions.
The scorpions will be faithful to nothing but their own ends.
Scorpions are common in the islands, but we were not troubled with them.
There were scorpions in the village, on both sides the pike, on the hills above.
They have dogs and cats, but no scorpions or snakes in their houses.
If Peter lashed the Church with whips, he lashed her priests with scorpions.
But, besides insects, there are many spiders and scorpions which may claim to be musical.
If some people have been chastised with whips, they pine after scorpions.