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beetle


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beetle  \Bee"tle\  (b[=e]"t'l),  n.  [OE.  betel,  AS  b[=i]tl,  b?tl, 
  mallet,  hammer,  fr  be['a]tan  to  beat  See  {Beat},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  heavy  mallet,  used  to  drive  wedges,  beat  pavements,  etc 
 
  2.  A  machine  in  which  fabrics  are  subjected  to  a  hammering 
  process  while  passing  over  rollers,  as  in  cotton  mills;  -- 
  called  also  {beetling  machine}.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beetle  \Bee"tle\  (b[=e]"t'l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beetled} 
  (-t'ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Beetling}.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  heavy  mallet. 
 
  2.  To  finish  by  subjecting  to  a  hammering  process  in  a  beetle 
  or  beetling  machine;  as  to  beetle  cotton  goods. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beetle  \Bee"tle\,  n.  [OE.  bityl  bittle,  AS  b[imac]tel,  fr 
  b[imac]tan  to  bite.  See  {Bite},  v.  t.] 
  Any  insect  of  the  order  Coleoptera,  having  four  wings,  the 
  outer  pair  being  stiff  cases  for  covering  the  others  when 
  they  are  folded  up  See  {Coleoptera}. 
 
  {Beetle  mite}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  many  species  of  mites,  of 
  the  family  {Oribatid[ae]},  parasitic  on  beetles. 
 
  {Black  beetle},  the  common  large  black  cockroach  ({Blatta 
  orientalis}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beetle  \Bee"tle\,  v.  i.  [See  {Beetlebrowed}.] 
  To  extend  over  and  beyond  the  base  or  support;  to  overhang; 
  to  jut. 
 
  To  the  dreadful  summit  of  the  cliff  That  beetles  o'er 
  his  base  into  the  sea.  --Shak. 
 
  Each  beetling  rampart,  and  each  tower  sublime. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beetle 
  adj  :  jutting  or  overhanging;  "beetle  brows"  [syn:  {beetling}] 
  n  :  insect  having  biting  mouthparts  and  front  wings  modified  to 
  form  horny  covers  overlying  the  membranous  rear  wings 
  v  1:  be  suspended  over  or  hang  over  [syn:  {overhang}] 
  2:  beat  with  a  beetle 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Beetle 
  (Heb.  hargol  meaning  "leaper").  Mention  of  it  is  made  only  in 
  Lev.  11:22,  where  it  is  obvious  the  word  cannot  mean  properly 
  the  beetle.  It  denotes  some  winged  creeper  with  at  least  four 
  feet,  "which  has  legs  above  its  feet,  to  leap  withal."  The 
  description  plainly  points  to  the  locust  (q.v.).  This  has  been 
  an  article  of  food  from  the  earliest  times  in  the  East  to  the 
  present  day  The  word  is  rendered  cricket"  in  the  Revised 
  Version. 
 




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