from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; -- called also scorpion bug and water scorpion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of bugs of the family Nepidæ, founded by Linnæus in 1748; the water-scorpions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions


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  • The usual suspects: Mike Miller, Sami Nepa, Dave Stanton, and Judy Tillinghast, for insightful critique and unflagging moral support;

    The Triangle Conspiracy

  • My indispensable critique group: Sami Nepa, Dave Stanton, Judy Tillinghast, and Mike Miller, who also helped with various computer crises.

    The Mesa Conspiracy

  • Nepa will co-ordinate non-financial aid, like training and advice to small businesses, and give financial support to non-governmental organisations supporting small business.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Independent Development Trust and Nepa supplied funding to establish the LBSC.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After a meeting this week between Nepa and all 27 LBSCs,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Vermeulen is positive that the hitches will be ironed out and communication with Nepa improved.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The NSBC's role, says the bill, will be to represent the interests of the small business sector and advise government on small business development, while Nepa will co-ordinate non-financial services such as training and advice to small businesses, give financial support to institutions which offer support services to small business, and undertake research.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Council (NSBC) and the Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency (Nepa) into statutory bodies.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Nepa palm, it presents the very _beau ideal_ of fragility, but affords, at the same time, many advantages, and with a little improvement might be rendered admirably calculated for a new settler in any warm country.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy

  • These apartments are divided one from the other by partitions made of the Nepa; the floors were nicely spread with strong mats of Dyak manufacture, and on our arrival finer white mats were laid over these.

    The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido For the Suppression of Piracy


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