Mule killer.

Any of several arthropods erroneously supposed to kill live stock, in the southern United States, by stinging or by being swallowed; as:

(a)

A whip scorpion.

[Florida]

(b)

A walking- stick insect.

[Texas]

(c)

A mantis.

(d)

A wheel bug.

 

© Webster 1913

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