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  • n. Plural form of doodlebug.


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  • Whereas, in fact, when the doodlebugs were actually dropping, the usual subject of complaint was the uncomfortable waiting period before they went off.

    As I Please

  • The most noticeable aspect of the doodlebugs was their sound, which was quite unlike any ordinary plane.

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  • Please add "doodlebugs" to the list of common names. a friend of mine who grew up in Houston reports staging doodlebug races when she was a little girl.

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  • Back when I was but a lass (long, long ago) I picked cotton in a cotton patch for my great uncle and aunt and the "doodlebugs" would ruin a cotton crop by I think it was eating the cotton (it might have been the leaves of the plant don't remember now) and I thought my uncle was saying I would destroy ANYTHING so thus the bad feeling about that nickname!

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  • "You've all heard about these 'doodlebugs' who go around locating oil with a divining rod, haven't you?

    Flowing Gold

  • "In 1944 the war came very close again with the arrival of Hitler's first 'victory weapon', the V1s, or 'doodlebugs'.


  • But the bogged-down Britons look up more apprehensively, and the boy at the bottom shades his eyes to see whether the glare conceals a low-flying plane with a cargo of doodlebugs.

    The big picture: Blackpool beach, 1948

  • In south-east London during the second world war, the most terrifying moments were when the doodlebugs droned overhead and then the engine cut out.

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  • It was like what doodlebugs said they did, sending out their bug to go searching underground and see what it could see.

    He Don't Know Him

  • He had no notion that he was doing what doodlebugs do, when they let their bug go out of their head and travel on its own.

    He Don't Know Him


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