blackbeetle


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Noun1.blackbeetle - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distributionblackbeetle - dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blatta, genus Blatta - type genus of the Blattidae: cockroaches infesting buildings worldwide
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But, the blackbeetles took no notice of the agitation, and groped about the hearth in a ponderous elderly way, as if they were short-sighted and hard of hearing, and not on terms with one another.
Like one of the Crimean flies whom she eloquently describes--"Nature must surely have intended them for blackbeetles, and accidentally given them wings"--Seacole phrases her own chronicle of success as an accident.