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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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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.
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.
If you don't interfere, you'll soon find some of the original meal worms have developed into the adult black beetle.
It's surprising how easy it is to see a black beetle or ant pattern on the surface, but I also tie some of my small terrestrials with a tiny bright yarn indicator on the top of the fly.
It's a predatory black beetle, which is nearly an inch long and looks fearsome, curling its tail" over its back like a scorpion.
They've been taking on patterns such as the zonker, cats whisker and damsel and the black beetle or black buzzer but the olive bloodworm or the olive buzzer have definitely been most effective, still fished on a floating line.
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She believes it was a black beetle - but the takeaway, where she is a regular customer, is adamant the unwelcome addition to the meal was not an insect.
It is a small black beetle with a short snout that does its greatest damage as a whitish grub (the larva stage) living in the soil at the base of its host plant feeding on plant roots.