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Definition of Earwig

  • Any insect of the genus Forficula and related genera, belonging to the order Dermapteraformerly Euplexoptera). They have elongated bodies and a prominent pair of curved pincers at the rear of their abdomen.
  • In America, any small chilopodous myriapod, esp. of the genus Geophilus. See Geophilus
  • A whisperer of insinuations; a secret counselor.
  • To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered insinuations or private talk.
  • any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

How to use earwig in a sentence. Earwig pronunciation.

They sat on a bench, and he had really made up his mind that here was his opportunity when Miss Wilkinson said she was sure there were earwigs and insisted on moving.
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He led her to the kitchen garden where no one was likely to come, and this time Miss Wilkinson did not think of earwigs.
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Earwigs lay their eggs, and then incubate them after the manner of the hen.
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On one occasion, when a storm was coming up, I saw an earwig marshal her troop of young ones, and lead them to a place of safety beneath the bark of a tree.
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From the earwig's habit of watching over her young I am inclined to believe that this insect possesses true mother-love.
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I, on one occasion, severed an earwig at the injunction of the thorax and abdomen; the upper portion (the head and thorax) gathered together its brood of young and safely conducted them into a haven of safety beneath the bark of a tree.
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E EAGLE, recognition of individuals by, 76. EAR, Dyticus, 30; corydalis, 30; grasshopper's, 31; Tabanus, 34. EARWIG, method of incubation practised by, 105; care of young by, 105; M. Geer's experiment with, 105; love of offspring in, 106; author's experiments in testing parental affection in the, 136. ECITON HAMATA, ants of the same species rescue an imprisoned, 100; Belt's experiments in testing the sympathy of, 101. ELEPHANT, abstract ideation in the, 217; Conklin's testimony as to abstract ideation in, 218; mud used to stop bullet holes by, 220; a branch of a bush used as a fan by, 221. EPIPONE SPINIPES, method of supplying larva with fresh food used by, 104; differentiation in the amount of food for male and female grub, 104. ETIOLATION, definition of, 184, 185. EUPLOCINÆ, length of life in tropical, 137. EYE, flounder's, 9; plaice's, 9; sole's, 9; mole's, 10; fresh-water _Cymothoe's_, 13; OEquorea's, 15; sea-urchin's, 16; oyster's, 17; _Alciope's_, 17; snail's, 19; crayfish's, 21; _Gyrinus'_, 23; _Periophthalmus'_, 25; _Onchidium's_, 26; calotis', 27.
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I've got an earwig already-hope to goodness the Rigger blows me out when I come down-and this morning air simply fills me with moisture; I'll never keep the Liquid steady in the Gauge.
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EARWIG, method of incubation practised by, 105; care of young by, 105; M. Geer's experiment with, 105; love of offspring in, 106; author's experiments in testing parental affection in the, 136.
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They're like them nassty earwigs,' said one boy in disgust, 'they'll wriggle in onywheres.
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To dream that you see an earwig or have one in your ear, denotes that you will have unpleasant news affecting your business or family relations.
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Earrings, Earthquake, Earwig, Eating, Ebony, Echo. . . . . . . . . .
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Neuroptera, as the ant-lions and hellgamite; Coleoptera, or beetles; Hemiptera, as bugs, lice, aphids; Orthoptera, as grasshoppers and cockroaches; Pseudoneuroptera, as the dragon flies and termites; Euplexoptera, or earwigs; Thysanura, as the springtails, podura, and lepisma.
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Dogs don't like catching hold of a toad with their mouths; but they are perfectly harmless, in fact they are very useful in a garden, as they eat slugs, beetles, caterpillars, and earwigs.
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He has a philanthropic motive for coming to smoke his cigar in our porch on summer evenings; he says he does it to kill the earwigs amongst the roses, with which insects, but for his benevolent fumigations, he intimates we should certainly be overrun.
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But as it was there, it formed a good shelter against wind and weather to several families of earwigs who dwelt in it.
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It might have been an earwig,-a very large, motherly earwig; an earwig far gone in that way in which earwigs wish to be who love their lords.
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I have a profound horror of earwigs; I firmly believe that they do get into the ear.
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I have a vivid recollection of a story told me by Mrs. Primmins,-how a lady for many years suffered under the most excruciating headaches; how, as the tombstones say, "physicians were in vain;" how she died; and how her head was opened, and how such a nest of earwigs, ma'am, such a nest!
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Earwigs are the prolifickest things, and so fond of their offspring!
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Examples of Earwig

Example #1
They walked round the garden once more, and Philip promised himself he would take the plunge before they arrived at that bench again; but as they passed the house, they saw Mrs. Carey standing at the door.
Example #2
He led her artfully into the darkest parts of the garden, but having arrived there his courage failed him.
Example #3
She was now grown up.
Example #4
He gave Sally a gold chain that had belonged to his aunt.
Example #5
When the young are hatched out, the proud mother leads forth the brood and shows unmistakable pride and affection in her children.
Example #6
On one occasion, when a storm was coming up, I saw an earwig marshal her troop of young ones, and lead them to a place of safety beneath the bark of a tree.