Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beating with a beetle.
- v. present participle of beetle.
- adj. jutting or overhanging
“I don't know what the word beetling means, but if it means anything bad, I will certainly apply it to that pali.”
“I don’t know what the word beetling means, but if it means anything bad, I will certainly apply it to that pali.”
“As for the Irish, they came to America as “ferocious gorilla-like living specimens of the Neanderthal man . . . easily recognized by the great upper lip, bridgeless nose, beetling brow and low growing hair, and wild and savage aspect.””
“He saw the lights of cars beetling their way through the night in numberless, rushing caravans bringing his countrymen to homes and families and jobs on the third shift and the promise of a new start in some other well-lit town that would replace the one that had disappointed.”
“Father scowled at her anyway, his thick black eyebrows beetling together.”
“The captain could not control them, but McCoy's gentle presence seemed to rebuke and calm them, and the muttering and cursing died away, until the full crew, save here and there an anxious face directed at the captain, yearned dumbly toward the green clad peaks and beetling coast of Pitcairn.”
“What if, in the last reveal, it were to be disclosed that the human-Cylon showdown already took place, aeons ago, before our beetling progress toward the stars had even begun?”
“Yesterday a sailplane landed as light as that proverbial feather in Grasmere . . . under the beetling eminence of Helm Crag . . .”
“It is staffed by people beetling round in golf carts, wearing whatever constitutes the new uniform of evil lairs, now that Guantánamo has made orange jumpsuits déclassé.”
“Neath beetling hills, and Henley's chalky clifts,”
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