beetle

Part of speech: noun

A heavy wooden hammer.

Part of speech: verb

To beat or stamp with or as with a beetle, mallet, etc.

Part of speech: adjective

Overhanging; prominent; as, a beetle brow. beetling.

Part of speech: adjective

Beetle browed.

Part of speech: noun

Any coleopterous insect.

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Usage examples "beetle":

  1. Under the circumstances, any old moth or beetle or spider, dead or alive, would be better than nothing. - "Children of the Wild", Charles G. D. Roberts.
  2. Thus Athanasius thought, and he wanted to tell it all to his brother; but John was out of the range of hearing, and could be seen only as a speck the size of a beetle on another mountain. - "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.
  3. But no beetle ever smiled as ours does. - "Lotus Buds", Amy Carmichael.