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beetle

(bēt′l)
n.
1. Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, having biting or chewing mouthparts and forewings modified to form horny coverings that protect the underlying pair of membranous hind wings when at rest.
2. An insect resembling a member of the order Coleoptera.
intr.v. bee·tled, bee·tling, bee·tles
To make one's way or move like a beetle: "Chambermaids ... beetled from bedroom to bedroom loaded with ... champagne" (Vanity Fair).

beetle

any member of the insect order COLEOPTERA.
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This rubber component was used to prevent chaffing in the headlining frame on the original Beetle, and now supports the hazard-warning triangle in the boot of the New Beetle.
A female beetle can lay up to three or four eggs per day with several males attempting to mate with her.
com Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds just returned from an invitation-only test drive opportunity for the Beetle in Germany and reported that the 2012 Beetle reaches all the way back to the original model for its design inspiration, doing away with the Astrodome roofline and front-to-rear symmetry that was characteristic of the New Beetle that was first introduced in the late-90s.
Volkswagen has also tried to open up the market to more male buyers this year by giving the Beetle more masculine characteristics, which has been another reason for the increase in sales.
He said area residents may see more surveying teams out in the next few weeks as the beetle starts to get active.
It's amazing that a small sackful of bark beetles, each no larger than a grain of rice, can in a matter of days kill a tree more than a century old.
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The couple are now hoping other Beetle fans will rally to the cause to help get Katie's mum and bridesmaids to the church on time.
From Iceland to Malaysia, the original Beetle has attracted devoted fans like no other car.
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