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1. One that makes girdles.
2. Any of several insects that chew circular bands around twigs or stems.


1. a person or thing that girdles
2. a maker of girdles
3. (Animals) any insect, such as the twig girdler, that bores circular grooves around the stems or twigs in which it lays its eggs


(ˈgɜrd lər)

1. a person or thing that girdles.
2. any of several insects, as a beetle, Oncideres cingulata, that cut a groove around the bark of a stem, etc.
3. a person who makes girdles.
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Beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) are known as "twig girdlers," because their females girdle branches of living trees with their mandibles to lay their eggs (Linsley 1959).
The earliest references to Mr Firmin can be found in the Guildhall Library in the City of London via the Master and Wardens General Accounts of the Girdlers Company for the years 1654-1672 Thomas Firmin was born in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1632 and was apprenticed to The Girdlers Company the makers of belts both for fine dress and for utility.
Twig girdlers are beetles belonging to the subfamily Lamiinae (Cerambycidae) that girdle branches and stems of living trees.
Checklist ADDRESS: Girdlers Close, Styvechale Grange, Coventry AGENT: Brian Holt PRICE: pounds 249,950
Research has uncovered a much earlier date, from several entries in the accounts of the Worshipful Company of Girdlers, one of the Livery Companies in the City of London.
The early versions would have also contained elements relating to the sponsoring guilds--Slaughter was presented by the Girdlers and Nailers.
The description of these giant conglomerates is generously spiced with anecdotes culled from the financial press and reads like a dictionary of superlatives: colossi, titans, globe girdlers, juggernauts, and much more besides.
Family home in Styvechale Checklist ADDRESS: Girdlers Close, Styvechale, Coventry.
WAINBODY Street lights - Atherston Place, Finnermore Close, Fosseway Road, Girdlers Close, Hadleigh Road, Hexworthy Avenue.
Also with her on the trip to London were dad Mark Hughes, 34, who is deputy head teacher at Brookhurst Primary School, in Ullswater Avenue, Leamington, and grandparents Don and Annette Simpson, of Girdlers Close, Styvechale.
The physiotherapist, of Girdlers Close, Styvechale, said the race was tough but she was really pleased to finish.
Emma White, daughter of Mr and Mrs K White, of Girdlers Close, Styvechale, Coventry, and Ian Green, son of Mrs C Green, of Mary Herbert Street, Cheylesmore, Coventry, and the late Mr R Green, at St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry.