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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Death's-head \Death's"-head`\, n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster] I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Death's-head moth (Zool.), a very large European moth (Acherontia atropos), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also death's-head sphinx. [1913 Webster]