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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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Consequently, I then had quite a few bets in the ring, making Wood Louse 4-5.
IT WAS a high-reaching sky, wispy and bright, and, in the quiet reaches of the old garden, the sensitive soul could hear strange sounds celebrating summer's warmth - the insistent step of the wood louse, scurrying between offices like a puffedup Parliamentarian; the creaking joints of the daddy longlegs; the yawn of a young butterfly and the low, slow breathing of our snoozing rabbits, Millie and Molly.
It exists like a wood louse exists, to complete a menial task way down at the bottom of the ladder of things.
Then there's trying to fit clothes, cameras,i-pod,power adaptors, trashy books,anti-snakebite serum, collapsible canoe and a fortnight's supply of vacuum- packed jam doughnuts into a suitcase you couldn't keep a fat wood louse in.