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noun as in bug

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verb as in jut

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Examples include some beetles and rainforest kangaroos called pademelons.

The diabolical ironclad beetle is like a tiny tank on six legs.

Near the back of the beetle, the ridges are not as tightly interlocked.

He writes of the beetles that save mimosa trees in Houston, his daughter’s death at age 38 and greeting “small nervous birds” in walks along the sea.

Last weekend, China’s customs agency banned imports of timber from Queensland, claiming it had found a beetle infestation in one shipment.

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Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.

In 2007, FWS reported that the beetle outbreak had affected only 16 percent of the whitebark pines.

The Beetle was launched with a series of television commercials unlike any before them.

Who could turn down a seaside drive in a bright yellow Beetle?

The rhino beetle—fried, stewed, grilled, or roasted—is high in calcium and protein.

Her feet crush creeping things: there is a busy ant or blazoned beetle, with its back broken, writhing in the dust, unseen.

But strangest of all the dishes at the Tagal's feast was one prepared from a kind of beetle.

Then the juice would fill up the hole the beetle had made, and the tree would go on growing as before.

There was a toy balloon, a beetle that ran all over the room in a life-like manner, a jumping jack, and some popcorn balls.

Old Mr. Ford declared he had not laughed so much in twenty years as he did at the antics of the boys and the beetle.


On this page you'll find 385 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beetle, such as: oversize, bag, balloon, belly, bilge, and billow.

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