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bed bug

Drug slang
Regional slang for fellow drug addict.
 
Public health
A small haematophagous (blood-sucking) arthropod.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus and, in sensitive individuals, urticaria, vesiculobullous lesions, arthalgia, asthmatiform symptoms.
 
Types
• Cosmopolitan—Cimex lectularius.
• Tropical—Cimex hemipterus.
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Entertainers Des O'Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck started out as Redcoats in the 1950s followed over the years by Status Quo's Francis Rossi, astrologer Russell Grant, kids' TV favourites Rod Hull (of Emu fame), Johnny Ball, Darren Day, H from Steps and Stephen Mulhearn.
And, as a "Red," Frank also found romance with fellow Redcoat Wendy.
Liverpool comic Jimmy Tarbuck first became a Redcoat in 1961 and was also involved in organised snooker and darts competitions for holidaymakers.
Despite being named Student of the Year, the 18-year-old from Pontarddulais was unable to progress to a higher qualification as she lacked the entry requirements and instead set her sights on becoming a Butlins Redcoat.
Ernie's tale surrounds Rusty Redcoat's fight for survival as he seeks his way back to his woodland home in Northumberland after a long spell in captivity.
Dancer Abbey Southall, 21 and from Wolverhampton, was put through her paces by judges, hoping to be selected as a Redcoat next season.
The Greencoats will wear a new green version of the casual Redcoat uniform, teamed with green trainers.
Clive Kendall, a concert-party comic, heard the songs and suggested he should become a Butlin's Redcoat. At its Clacton camp, Ronnie was in a Redcoat troupe, which recorded at Oriole's London studio, which is where he recorded two of his own songs.
Yn lle hynny, penderfynodd anelu at fod yn Redcoat yn Butlins.
A Redcoat and a camper enjoy a ride in the Butlins rope railway high above the camp at Barry Island in June 1967
Ernie also sent the prince a copy of his latest book, The Adventures of Rusty Redcoat Volume Two, which has a foreword by Professor David Bellamy OBE, who supports Ernie's campaign.