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.
Erlene's conversations with Uncle Blackbeetle in Scented Gardens for the Blind and Milly Galbraith's relationship with Sandy Monk (the 'reconstructed man' with 'golden skin' and a 'Brand-X penis') in Intensive Care might stand as examples here, respectively.
It was not only the dirt, the smells, and the vile food, but the feeling of stagnant meaningless decay, of having got down into some subterranean place where people go creeping round and round, just like blackbeetles, in an endless muddle of slovened jobs and mean grievances.