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firebrat

[fahyuh r-brat] /ˈfaɪərˌbræt/
noun
1.
a bristletail, Thermobia domestica, that lives in areas around furnaces, boilers, steampipes, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; fire + brat
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firebrat

/ˈfaɪəˌbræt/
noun
1.
a small primitive wingless insect, Thermobia domestica, that occurs in warm buildings, feeding on starchy food scraps, fabric, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
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