from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of moths, of the family Epialidæ (or Cossidæ); the ghost-moths.
- n. [lowercase] Same as acne.
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The odor is mild and not unpleasant like that of a closely related species, _H. cossus_.
It takes but a moment to draw it out; and if it be a pupa near the bark, so much the better for the aye-aye, so much the worse for the beetle or cossus.