The beetle was launched with a series of television commercials unlike any before them.
The sago palm weevil, a type of beetle, is eaten, roasted or raw, as a larvae in Southeast Asia.
In 2007, FWS reported that the beetle outbreak had affected only 16 percent of the whitebark pines.
Make careful drawings of a cluster of eggs, the grub and the beetle.
I don't care whether you're deef or dumb, or whether you're nummer'n a beetle!
It is a living caricature, this beetle with the prodigious snout.
Is not the author and parent of all our love, Cupid, as blind as a beetle?
In passin' I saw an angleworm three times the size of a firehose, and a beetle big enough to saddle.
By the way, did he mention the name of the beetle that's going to do all this heavy work?
The boll-weevil is a beetle about a quarter of an inch in length.
type of insect, Old English bitela "beetle," literally "little biter," from bitel "biting," related to bitan "to bite" (see bite). As a nickname for the original Volkswagen car, 1946, translating German Käfer.
beating tool, Old English bietel, from Proto-Germanic *bautilo-z, from *bautan "to beat" (see beat (v.)).
"project, overhang," c.1600, back-formation from bitelbrouwed "grim-browed, sullen" (mid-14c.), from bitel "sharp-edged, sharp" (c.1200), probably a compound from Old English *bitol "biting, sharp," related to bite, + brow, which in Middle English meant "eyebrow," not "forehead." Meaning "to overhang dangerously" (of cliffs, etc.) is from c.1600. Related: Beetled; beetling.
(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.