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  • The drawings, on display in Mr. Schilperoord's book, show a car looking very much like the beetle-like Standard-Superior.

    What a Long Strange Trip

  • While at the beach, not only did we dig up filthy sand crabs by the bucket-load, but during the medical waste dumping scandal it was commonplace to scoop up a syringe cover or used Band-Aid along with the little beetle-like critters.

    Daniel P. Malito: The Dangers Of 'Nerfing' The World For Our Kids

  • So for instance I was a large beetle-like creature, only I was mostly blue, and he explained me as a sea-bug with teleportation powers, and I guess it was a bit more complicated because I could control people by speaking power words at them.

    James

  • The person immediately ahead of him in the queue was a small, swiftly-moving, beetle-like man with a flat face and tiny, suspicious eyes.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • On the far side of the room, sitting at a table alone, a small, curiously beetle-like man was drinking a cup of coffee, his little eyes darting suspicious glances from side to side.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • It was curious how that beetle-like type proliferated in the Ministries: little dumpy men, growing stout very early in life, with short legs, swift scuttling movements, and fat inscrutable faces with very small eyes.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The little beetle-like men who scuttle so nimbly through the labyrinthine corridors of Ministries they, too, would never be vaporized.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Perhaps at the other end of the instrument some small, beetle-like man was listening intently — listening to that.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The tendrils radiating from the beetle-like shell grasped his head, hefting it as precisely and gently as an archaeologist might transfer an ancient and invaluable sculpture to a padded shipping crate.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Galbanum, freshly cut grass and twigs, along with a hint of beetle-like scent, slightly apple-y notes, flying like fireflies in the summer above wedged watermelons specked with black seeds.

    Archive 2006-03-01

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