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  • n. A beetle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as scarab.


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  • Tubers are also attacked by insects, notably (in Africa) weevils (Cylas spp.), and in the western hemisphere and Pacific islands by the scarabee beetle (Euscepes postfasciatus); infected tubers develop a strong and unpleasant flavour.

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  • From one of the upper buttonholes dangled a thin gold chain, supporting a bunch of small charms against the evil eye, a little coral horn, a tiny silver hunchback, a miniature gilt bell, and two or three coins of gold and silver, besides an Egyptian scarabee in a gold setting.


  • He wants a visible image to fix his thought, a scarabee or a crux ansata, or the modern symbols which are to our own time what these were to the ancient Egyptians.

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