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- adj. Of or pertaining to entomology
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- adj. of or relating to the biological science of entomology
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-- The pins used are those called entomological, and are made in various sizes to suit various insects.
Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling and artistic taxidermy.
But he had other things to do with his life, such as entomological research and writing great novels.
And lastly there is the Medium school, which, choosing the moment when the wasp is busily engaged, presses it down gently and firmly into the marmalade, so that the last spoonfuls of the dish are not so much a fruit product as a kind of entomological preserve.
In these moments, Mr. Himmelman's enchantment with the entomological soundscape is so complete that he can turn the most unpromising site—his Connecticut backyard, for example—into an insect lover's terra incognita, shimmering with possibility.
It would have been a particularly drastic step for the man whose captivating entomological writing had prompted Victor Hugo to dub him the Homer of insects.
It also contains 3.5 million entomological specimens, making it the third largest collection in the United States.
By doing so, he would initiate an entomological tete-a-tete between the wasps and the emerald ash borer, a green-winged, torpedo-shaped beetle that looks at the gleaming shaft of wood in Alex Rodriguez's hands and sees a scrumptious meal for its children.
Can one of the lawyers on the left explain in highly legalistic terms that this would be prohibited under the Geneva Conventions, with detailed references to specific clauses that deal with entomological warfare?
To illustrate her point, she gestures to the disembodied insect wings that lie strewn across her work surface -- a tabletop resembling an entomological Guernica of miniature proportions.
Dr. Codella has served as a peer reviewer for numerous ecological and entomological journals.
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