firebug

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fire·bug

 (fīr′bŭg′)
n. Informal
An arsonist; a pyromaniac.

firebug

(ˈfaɪəˌbʌɡ)
n
informal a person who deliberately sets fire to property

fire•bug

(ˈfaɪərˌbʌg)

n.
arsonist; pyromaniac.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firebug - a criminal who illegally sets fire to propertyfirebug - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
barnburner - someone who burns down a barn
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.firebug - a true bug: brightly colored bug that can exude a stain
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
Translations

firebug

[ˈfaɪəbʌg] N (US) → incendiario/a m/f, pirómano/a m/f

firebug

[ˈfaɪəˌbʌg] n (fam) → incendiario/a
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Janischevsky described mutualism between wild hemp and an insect, Pyrrhocoris apterus.
Firebug ydi'r enw cyffredin arno yn Saesneg a'i enw gwyddonol ydi Pyrrhocoris apterus.
campestris, some cross-reactivity between crickets and the frebug Pyrrhocoris apterus, but no cross-reactivity was detected between crickets and prawn, squid, mite or pollen (but see above positive cross-reactivity between G.
The suppression of HSP70 mRNA levels by RNAi decreased the heat and cold tolerance in Pyrrhocoris apterus (L.
La previtelogenesis en otros hemipteros tambien llega a ser de corta duracion, por ejemplo en Triatoma protracta (Uhler, 1894) (Triatominae) esta fase dura entre uno y dos dias (Mundall y Engelmann 1977) y en Pyrrhocoris apterus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pyrrhocoridae) dura un dia (Socha et al.
Recent studies in the heteropteran linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, indicate that JH stimulates oogenesis through Met and Taiman but regulates gene expression in the gut through interactions of Met with the circadian proteins Clock and Cycle [52]; the latter bHLH-PAS protein has indeed been shown to bind Met in a JH-dependent manner [53].
Cryoprotective role of polyols independent of the increase in supercooling capacity in diapausing adults of Pyrrhocoris apterus (Heteroptera: Insecta).