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tumblebug

[tuhm-buh l-buhg] /ˈtʌm bəlˌbʌg/
noun
1.
any of several dung beetles that roll balls of dung in which they deposit their eggs and in which the young develop.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; tumble + bug1
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