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Beetle

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bee=tle

CIDE DICTIONARY

Beetlen. [OE. betel, AS. bītl, btl, mallet, hammer, fr. beátan to beat. See Beat, v. t.].
  •  A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
Beetlev. t. 
  •  To beat with a heavy mallet.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.  [1913 Webster]
Beetlen. [OE. bityl, bittle, AS. b, fr. b 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.  [1913 Webster]
Beetle mite (Zoöl.), one of many species of mites, of the family Oribatidæ, parasitic on beetles. -- Black beetle, the common large black cockroach (Blatta orientalis).
Beetlev. i. [See Beetlebrowed.].
     To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.  [1913 Webster]
    "To the dreadful summit of the cliff
    That beetles o'er his base into the sea.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Each beetling rampart, and each tower sublime."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Beetle, n. & v.
--n.
1 any insect of the order Coleoptera, with modified front wings forming hard protective cases closing over the back wings.
2 colloq. any similar, usu. black, insect.
3 sl. a type of compact rounded Volkswagen saloon car.
4 a dice game in which a beetle is drawn or assembled.
--v.intr. colloq. (foll. by about, away, etc.) Brit. hurry, scurry.

Idiom
beetle-crusher Brit. colloq. a large boot or foot.
Beetle, n. & v.
--n.
1 a tool with a heavy head and a handle, used for ramming, crushing, driving wedges, etc.
2 a machine used for heightening the lustre of cloth by pressure from rollers.
--v.tr.
1 ram, crush, drive, etc., with a beetle.
2 finish (cloth) with a beetle.

Beetle, adj. & v.
--adj. (esp. of the eyebrows) projecting, shaggy, scowling.
--v.intr. (usu. as beetling adj.) (of brows, cliffs, etc.) projecting; overhanging threateningly.

Idiom
beetle-browed with shaggy, projecting, or scowling eyebrows.
Etymology
ME: orig. unkn.

THESAURUS

Beetle

arachnid, arthropod, beetle-browed, beetling, bug, caterpillar, centipede, chilopod, daddy longlegs, digester, diplopod, fly, hang out, hang over, harvestman, hexapod, impend, impend over, impendent, impending, incumbent, insect, jut, jutting, larva, lean over, lowering, macerator, maggot, masher, millepede, millipede, mite, nymph, overhang, overhanging, overhung, pending, poke, potato masher, pouch, pout, project, project over, projecting, protrude, pulp machine, pulper, pulpifier, scorpion, smasher, spider, stand out, superincumbent, tarantula, thrust over, tick

ROGET THESAURUS

Beetle

Height

VB be high, tower, soar, command, hover, hover over, fly over, orbit, be in orbit, cap, culminate, overhang, hang over, impend, beetle, bestride, ride, mount, perch, surmount, cover, overtop, stand on tiptoe, become high, grow higher, grow taller, upgrow, rise, send into orbit, render high, heighten.

Pendency

VB be pendent, hang, depend, swing, dangle, swag, daggle, flap, trail, flow, beetle, suspend, hang, sling, hook up, hitch, fasten to, append.

Convexity

VB be prominent, project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge, bunch, jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out, stick up, bristle up, start up, cock up, shoot up, swell over, hang over, bend over, beetle, render prominent, raise, emboss, chase, belly out.


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