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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 people approach the end of their lives, they are happy knowing they will contribute to furthering knowledge, said Chafer.
According to Chafer, it has become cheaper and easier to send up private payloads, which makes space burials more accessible: "We're in the tsunami phase of new space activities," he told the OC Register.
A spokesman revealed chafer grubs are not a dish strictly for the birds.
The security company reports that the Cadelle and Chafer groups have been using back door threats to conduct targeted surveillance of domestic and international targets.
Carol: They are after chafer beetle grubs that live in the top inches of your nan's lawn and feed on grass roots.
REBECCA HAMPTON, VIA EMAIL ATHEY are after chafer beetle grubs that live in the top inches of your nan's lawn and feed on grass roots.
1; Table 1) as per the burn severity boundaries established by Chafer et al.
testaceus in the vicinity of the village Jamaldini in SW Pakistan representing the first record of this chafer for Pakistan.
Phyllis Chafer is the author the New Anti-Semitism: The (Current (Crisis and What We Must Do About It and an emerita professor of psychology and women V studies at the City University of New York.
Skilful midfielder Ian Williams broke the deadlock on 16 minutes with a fierce shot from the edge of the box It soon became 2-0 as Bay danger man Martin McClymont outmuscled centre-half Chris Chafer before neatly skipping round advancing keeper Jonny Sweeter-Hawkes and rolling the ball into an empty net.
The team found that stridulation patterns produced by stag beetle larvae are very different from other species likely to live nearby, such as the rose chafer (Cetonia aurata) and the lesser stag beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus).
Mediante la aplicacion de presion de vacio se supone un aumento de la superficie de contacto solido-liquido, contribuyendo al incremento de la perdida de agua y la ganancia de solutos externos (Fito y Chiralt, 1997; Chafer et al.