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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of adephagous beetles, of the family Carabidæ, sometimes giving name to a family Brachinidæ. They are the bombardier-beetles, of which B. crepitans is an example. See cut under bombardier-beetle.

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  • n. bombardier beetles

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