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A small wingless insect (Thermobia domestica) closely related to the silverfishes and inhabiting warm areas of buildings, as around furnaces or boilers.
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(Animals) a small primitive wingless insect, Thermobia domestica, that occurs in warm buildings, feeding on starchy food scraps, fabric, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
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a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc.
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|Noun||1.||firebrat - lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces|
bristletail - small wingless insect with a long bristlelike tail
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