woodlouse

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woodlouse

any terrestrial member of the crustacean order ISOPODA, being a dorsoventrally flattened arthropod with limbs of similar structure.
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It is there that she does her best lending business, at 30, 40, 50, 100, 200 per cent." Metaphors were not complimentary: Jesuits regularly were accused of casting entangling nets; they were likened to reptiles, beasts of prey, insects, chameleons, spiders, and wood-lice. The Society was an "octopus" or a "hydra."