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Ant vs. Beetle

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Antnoun

Any of various insects in the family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera, typically living in large colonies composed almost entirely of flightless females.

Beetlenoun

Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.

Antnoun

(Internet) A Web spider.

Beetlenoun

(uncountable) A game of chance in which players attempt to complete a drawing of a beetle, different dice rolls allowing them to add the various body parts.

Antverb

(ornithology) To rub insects, especially ants, on one's body, perhaps to control parasites or clean feathers.

Beetlenoun

A type of mallet with a large wooden head, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.

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Antnoun

A hymenopterous insect of the Linnæan genus Formica, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire.

Beetlenoun

A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; a beetling machine.

Antnoun

social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

Beetleverb

To move away quickly, to scurry away.

‘He beetled off on his vacation.’;

Ant

Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants appear in the fossil record across the globe in considerable diversity during the latest Early Cretaceous and early Late Cretaceous, suggesting an earlier origin.

Beetleverb

To loom over; to extend or jut.

‘The heavy chimney beetled over the thatched roof.’;

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Beetleverb

To beat with a heavy mallet.

Beetleverb

To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine.

‘to beetle cotton goods’;

Beetleadjective

Protruding, jutting, overhanging. (As in beetle brows.)

Beetlenoun

A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.

Beetlenoun

A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; - called also beetling machine.

Beetlenoun

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.

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Beetleverb

To beat with a heavy mallet.

Beetleverb

To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.

Beetleverb

To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.

‘To the dreadful summit of the cliffThat beetles o'er his base into the sea.’; ‘Each beetling rampart, and each tower sublime.’;

Beetlenoun

insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

Beetlenoun

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

Beetleverb

be suspended over or hang over;

‘This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town’;

Beetleverb

fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle;

‘He beetled up the staircase’; ‘They beetled off home’;

Beetleverb

beat with a beetle

Beetleadjective

jutting or overhanging;

‘beetle brows’;

Beetle

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera (), in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects.

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