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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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Asian roaches are sometimes called "waterbugs" since they come out of drains, and also "black beetle roaches" because of their smooth, dark physical bodies.
A black beetle slowly makes her way and you say: How ugly.
When Emma the hungry emu chases a tasty-looking black beetle through the town and into the bush, a rollicking adventure ensues.
A RARE black beetle that squeaks when picked up has been found in an Anglesey timber yard.
Through a series of coincidences, James and Marvin are introduced to the world of stolen artwork and it will take all of their ingenuity to return the art and capture the thief, while covering up the fact that it is not James who draws, but the little black beetle.
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As highlighted by the "SNL" spoof, Snyder's chain-smoking, black beetle brows (contrasting with his mostly gray hair), mercurial manner, digressive way of asking questions and clipped speech pattern made for a distinctive sendup.
These are the effects of a black beetle whose white spots, bluish feet, and 1- to 2-inch-long antennae would make it seem, at worst, a funny-looking garden guest.
"Trickle Down" and "Little Black Beetle" showcase Love's Midwestern, fiddle-driven music, while "Talk About Sufferin'" and the "Fly Like an Eagle/Come Together" remix feature her African-American jazz roots (her mother a singer, and her father a sax player for Count Basie).
I remember there was a black beetle crawling on his robe during the wedding mass.
Numerous small holes in the leaves of both vegetable and ornamental members of the cabbage family are usually the work of this tiny black beetle. Damage can be severe enough to kill plants.
If you don't interfere, you'll soon find some of the original meal worms have developed into the adult black beetle. These will start to breed and in no time you should have more than you need.