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  • n. Plural form of beetle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beetle.


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  • The effect it has on the beetles is extraordinary.

    Beetle Mania

  • In both appearance and behavior, they're closely related to the flesh-eating beetles from the remake of The Mummy.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The use of freeze-dried beetles is a dead give away.


  • The collection of beetles is somewhat larger, but still is nothing remarkable.

    Six Months in Mexico

  • Friggin Japanese beetles, I love my rose, and they're eating it, even the flowers.


  • By the following Sunday, they had Doc working it into a prophetic conference, and in a board meeting the following month, Pastor Fell had indicated that he had a friend quite willing to appear from outer space in a sleigh or any other conveyance drawn by sheep, reindeer, goats, cats, stag beetles, or porpologulous rhygmachomps providing he was subsequently proclaimed king.

    Part the Eighth: The Meaning of Christmas « Unknowing

  • If we do keep up with the recent sunny pattern in the Flakes, the beetles will be a problem on top of the already mildew that has set in.

    "With water comes life. All kinds of life."

  • The questions all begin to bleed together, and I find myself wanting to talk about quasars or stag beetles or plate tectonics or just about anything at all except my books and writing.

    "Bathsheba of my choosing"

  • Perhaps he should have stuck to entymology which had been his passion as a youth and to which he had devoted every spare moment, catching exotic butterflies with a net, pinning the living cabbage butterfly caterpillars with large, sharp pins, killing stag beetles with ether, the long-drawn-out agony which he used to eagerly observe through a magnifying glass...

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Any more than two stag beetles wrestling in the grass.

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