black beetle


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black beetle

n
1. (Animals) another name for the oriental cockroach. See cockroach
2. (Animals) NZ another name for Māori bug
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It was a large black beetle with formidable jaws -- a "pinchbug," he called it.
Pickwick, looking about him for fear he should tread on some overgrown black beetle, or dropsical spider.
Away up the side of the North Mountain his little pine-log shanty projected from its single pane of glass a long, thin beam of light, and looked not altogether unlike a black beetle fastened to the hillside with a bright new pin.
"We shall have Cabinet Ministers running about the place like black beetles. What's the matter with your head?"
"One person has a passion for black beetles; another hasn't; it's no good arguing about it.
Just the same they got bumper crops, an' father's house-patch of tomatoes was eaten by the black beetles. We ain't got the sabe, or the knack, or something or other.
Two frogs made attempts to devour a large black beetle but both spat it out in disgust and began to search elsewhere.
The tiny black beetle, which has moderately protruding eyes and a partly retractable head, was given the scientific name Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi in recognition of the Oscar winner's environmental activism.
Nevertheless, the artist retains the moral of the story, in the end the heroine turns into the black beetle as a consequence of defiant pride and vanity.
Having already eaten one half of the wrap, Tasha noticed what she thought was a piece of dark lettuce - but was terrified when it "bit her on the finger" and, on further inspection, it turned out to be a 2cm-long black beetle.
A black beetle pattern put three rainbows weighing 9.25lb in Robert Evans' bag and Nathan Morgan caught three weighing 8.75lb on a Montana nymph.
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