Sting moth(Zoöl.), an Australian moth (Doratifera vulnerans) whose larva is armed, at each end of the body, with four tubercles bearing powerful stinging organs.Sting ray. (Zoöl.) See under 6th Ray.Sting winkle(Zoöl.), a spinose marine univalve shell of the genus Murex, as the European species See Illust. of Murex.

(Sting), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stung (Archaic Stang ); p. pr. & vb. n. Stinging.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. Stick, v. t.]

1. To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.

2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite. "Slander stings the brave." Pope.

3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.

(Sting`a*ree") n. (Zoöl.) Any sting ray. See under 6th Ray.

(Sting"bull`) n. (Zoöl.) The European greater weever fish which is capable of inflicting severe wounds with the spinous rays of its dorsal fin. See Weever.

(Sting"er) n. One who, or that which, stings.

Professor E. Forbes states that only a small minority of the medusæ of our seas are stingers.

(Sting"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) The weever.

(Stin"gi*ly) adv. In a stingy manner.

(Stin"gi*ness), n. The quality or state of being stingy.

(Sting"ing) a. Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke.Sting"ing*ly, adv.

Stinging cell. (Zoöl.) Same as Lasso cell, under Lasso.

(Sting"less), a. Having no sting.

(Stin"go) n. [From Sting.] Old beer; sharp or strong liquor. [Old Slang]

Shall I set a cup of old stingo at your elbow?

(Sting"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) A sting ray.

2. (Bot.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it.

3. Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.

The sting of death is sin.
1 Cor. xv. 56.

4. The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging. "The lurking serpent's mortal sting." Shak.

5. A goad; incitement. Shak.

6. The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.

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