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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Just the same they got bumper crops, an' father's house-patch of tomatoes was eaten by the black beetles.
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.
Zonkers, bunny leech and white lures generally, olive or pink bloodworm, damsels and buzzers have all taken trout and the black beetle is still taking one or two on the surface though there has been less surface activity with the cooler weather and still bright days.
uk SCUTTLE BUG RED AND BLACK BEETLE THIS brilliantly portable little scooter folds up neatly so your kids can enjoy it no matter where you are.
A black beetle slowly makes her way and you say: How ugly.
When Emma the hungry emu chases a tasty-looking black beetle through the town and into the bush, a rollicking adventure ensues.
A RARE black beetle that squeaks when picked up has been found in an Anglesey timber yard.
Through a series of coincidences, James and Marvin are introduced to the world of stolen artwork and it will take all of their ingenuity to return the art and capture the thief, while covering up the fact that it is not James who draws, but the little black beetle.