Beetle in a sentence

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Definition of Beetle

  • A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
  • A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.
  • To beat with a heavy mallet.
  • To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
  • 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.
  • To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.
  • insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
  • beat with a beetle
  • fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
  • be suspended over or hang over

How to use beetle in a sentence. Beetle pronunciation.

On the fourth day the squirrels brought a present of six fat beetles, which were as good as plums in _plum-pudding_ for Old Brown.
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Each beetle was wrapped up carefully in a dock-leaf, fastened with a pine-needle pin.
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At the moment that the Islanders, crowned with flowers, and waving goblets and garlands, burst from their retreats, upon each mountain peak a lion starts forward, stretches his proud tail, and, bellowing to the sun, scours back exulting to his forest; immense bodies, which before would have been mistaken for the trunks of trees, now move into life, and serpents, untwining their green and glittering folds, and slowly bending their crested heads around, seem proudly conscious of a voluptuous existence; troops of monkeys leap from tree to tree; panthers start forward, and alarmed, not alarming, instantly vanish; a herd of milk-white elephants tramples over the back-ground of the scene; and instead of gloomy owls and noxious beetles, to hail the long-enduring twilight, from the bell of every opening flower beautiful birds, radiant with every rainbow tint, rush with a long and living melody into the cool air.
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He stood appalled, looking into the green wood, aware of the mysterious life in the branches; and then lay down to watch the insect life among the grass-a beetle pursuing its little or great destiny.
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Had he suddenly been asked the question, he could not have said whether they were fans or beetles.
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She could hear the faint scurrying of water beetles over the oilcloth-covered floor, and then silence.
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The gyrinus, or "whirligig beetle," whose dwelling-place during the greater portion of its life is, like that of the crayfish, in ponds and streams, has remarkably acute vision.
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This little beetle is well provided with eyes, for it has a large pair beneath its head, with which it sees all that is going on in the water below, and another pair on the sides of its head, with which it keeps a bright lookout above.
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These gentlemen locate the ears of beetles also in their antennæ.
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Will put a female Cerambyx beetle into a box, which he placed on a table; he then put a male Cerambyx on the table, some four inches from the box.
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Seeing that Will's experiment as described by him was incomplete, I took a pair of beetles belonging to the same family (genus _Prionus_), and determined the true location of their ears by a system of rigid exclusion.
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These beetles, when irritated, make a squeaking chirrup by rubbing together the prothorax and mesothorax.
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If the maxillary palpi of long-horned beetles be examined, certain vesicular organs, each containing a microscopic hair, will be observed in the basal segments; these, I take it, are auditory vesicles.
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In justice to other observers I must say, however, that I am inclined to believe that in all beetles the antennæ in some way aid or assist audition, but they are adjuncts, as it were, and not absolutely necessary.
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Most of the beetles are homing animals; that is, they have certain spots to which they will return after excursions in search of food.
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Some of the long-horned beetles appear to be rovers, but these are always males, and their roving habits are due to sexual promptings.
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These little beetles sometimes leave the nest, and may be observed sunning themselves at the entrance.
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The clavigers are not the only pets in a formicary; several other species of beetles and one bug also live in ants' nests, and seem to occupy places in the affection of the masters of the home akin to those which dogs, cats, and other pets occupy in our own affections.
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I, myself, have seen black beetles in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, in the neighborhood of Gorin's Dome, which is far within the depths of the cave.
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As beetles rarely range over a hundred yards from their place of birth, these insects must have been born in the cave and reared in the dark.
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Examples of Beetle

Example #1
Each beetle was wrapped up carefully in a dock-leaf, fastened with a pine-needle pin.
Example #2
But old Mr. Brown took no interest in riddles-not even when the answer was provided for him.
Example #3
On the fourth day the squirrels brought a present of six fat beetles, which were as good as plums in _plum-pudding_ for Old Brown.
Example #4
Which was ridiculous of Nutkin, because he had not got any ring to give to Old Brown.
Example #5
The twilight in this island is not that transient moment of unearthly bliss, which, in our less favoured regions, always leaves us so thoughtful and so sad; on the contrary, it lasts many hours, and consequently the Islanders are neither moody nor sorrowful.
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But sunset in this land is not the signal merely for the evidence of human existence.