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chinch

 (chĭnch)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
See bedbug.

[Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex, cīmic-, bug.]

chinch

(tʃɪntʃ)
n
(Animals) Southern US another name for a bedbug
[C17: from Spanish chinche, from Latin cīmex bug]

chinch

(tʃɪntʃ)

n.
2. (loosely) a bedbug.
[1615–25; < Sp chinche < Latin cīmic-, s. of cīmex bug]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinch - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human bloodchinch - bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
hemipteran, hemipteron, hemipterous insect, bug - insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
Cimex, genus Cimex - type genus of the Cimicidae: bedbugs
Translations

chinch

[ˈtʃɪntʃ] chinch bug N (US) → chinche m or f de los cereales
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It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
In the lawn, chinch bugs hatch; water heavily to counteract their damage.
So, as noted a trajectory of the word secular is alsoLaicite--the French version of secularism, which insists on the strict separation of chinch and state or, more generally, of politics and religion--has become well known internationally in the context of the March 2004 law prohibiting pupils at public schools from wearing "signes religieux ostensibles [conspicuous religious signs].
Some pests that come out and thrive during winter, Pro-Staff warns, are sod web worms and chinch bugs, which are insects that can also be damaging to a lawn.
For all the Jeffersonian-Republican gripes about monetary fluctuation, markets were still subject to rational control in ways impossible with the frosts, chinch bugs, and flooding that seasonally devastated Madison's wheat or tobacco crop.
The next year, he had a bad infestation of chinch bugs in a large field of oats.
Collegiate is currently located at 260 West 78th Street but agreed to deal that building to the Reformed Protestant Chinch for $97 million in 2013.
Luongo juxtaposes his experience as a gay Italian American present at both festivals, World Pride Rome and the Jubilee of the Catholic Chinch (2000).
Yes, there are also May beetles, June beetles and chinch bugs, but let us focus on those from Asia.
IN ONE of the best finishes ever in the history of Indian Open, Thai great Thaworn Wiratchant on Sunday pipped Scotland's Richie Ramsay in the play- off to chinch his second title.
Hoping against hope that we would get some timely showers and that a severe 10-minute hail storm wouldn't destroy the vital crop; that grasshoppers wouldn't be as bad as last year; that chinch bugs wouldn't eat everything into the ground as they had in the past, and that the hot dry winds of August wouldn't cause our crop to roll up and die.