death-watch beetle

death-watch beetle
точильщик (Anobium); pl точильщики (Anobiidae)
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точильщик
точильщик обыкновенный
точильщики

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  • Death watch beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • death-watch beetle — ˌdeath watch ˈbeetle f12 [death watch beetle death watch beetles] noun a small insect that eats into old wood, making sounds like a watch ↑ticking …   Useful english dictionary

  • death-watch beetle — ► NOUN ▪ a beetle whose larvae bore into dead wood and structural timbers. ORIGIN so called because it makes a sound like a watch ticking, formerly believed to portend death …   English terms dictionary

  • death-watch beetle — noun a small beetle whose larvae bore into and damage dead wood and structural timbers, making a sound like a watch ticking which was formerly believed to portend death. [Xestobium rufovillosum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • death-watch beetle — noun A woodboring beetle, namely a beetle whose larvae are xylophagous …   Wiktionary

  • death|watch — «DEHTH WOCH, WCH», noun. 1. a watch kept beside a dying or dead person. 2. a guard for a person about to be put to death. 3. a small, destructive beetle that lives in wood and makes a ticking sound which was once believed to foretell death …   Useful english dictionary

  • death — O.E. deað death, dying, cause of death, in plura, ghosts, from P.Gmc. *dauthaz (Cf. O.S. doth, O.Fris. dath, Du. dood, O.H.G. tod, Ger. Tod, O.N. dauði, Dan. dèd, Swed. död, Goth. dauþas death ), from verbal stem …   Etymology dictionary

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Death — n. 1 the final cessation of vital functions in an organism; the ending of life. 2 the event that terminates life. 3 a the fact or process of being killed or killing (stone to death; fight to the death). b the fact or state of being dead (eyes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • death — n. 1 the final cessation of vital functions in an organism; the ending of life. 2 the event that terminates life. 3 a the fact or process of being killed or killing (stone to death; fight to the death). b the fact or state of being dead (eyes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deathwatch beetle — Borer insect (beetle species Xestobium refuvillosum) that tends to be small (less than 0.5 in., or 1–9 mm) and cylindrical. When disturbed, it usually pulls in its legs and plays dead. It makes a ticking or clicking sound by bumping its head or… …   Universalium


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