Meaning of BEETLE in English

BEETLE

I. noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

black

Tiny, polished black pollen beetles crawled over her hand: she had become part of their landscape.

A group identity, the way they say black beetles do?

And she couldn't sleep on the floor of the factory with the mice skittering round, and the black beetles everywhere.

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A group identity, the way they say black beetles do?

If you are curious about the bombardier beetle , by the way, what actually happens is as follows.

It is found mainly in timbers less than fifty years old and is a much larger insect than the furniture beetle .

The house longhorn beetle is another insect pest which seems to be confined to parts of Hampshire and south-west Surrey.

The presence of beetles is acknowledged as an indicator of the general health of the forest.

There also were beetles crawling on the ice in slow motion.

Three hundred thousand kinds of beetles are known, far more than any other group.

You know that story of the man who wakes up and finds he's turned into a beetle ?

II. verb

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Crowe offered a pathetic excuse about investigating woodworm infestation for his nature column, but I soon beetled the truth out of him.

It is useless to beetle your brow in what you clearly believe to be a threatening fashion.

The little mouth was born with a scowl, the brows positively beetle over the turned-up be-ringed breathing apparatus.

They beetled past; a game to top each other's sniggers.

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