Part of speech: noun

A small parasitic insect.

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Usage examples "louse":

  1. Indeed, I never saw a louse on a duck in all my experience. - "Natural and Artificial Duck Culture", James Rankin.
  2. And in the water everything was drowned, the girl, the little tree, the little ash- heap, the little cart, the broom, the little door, the little flea, the little louse, all together. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. When Burns treats a natural- history theme, as in his verses on the mouse and the daisy, and even on the louse, how much more there is in them than mere natural history! - "The Last Harvest", John Burroughs.