from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dobson or hellgrammite.


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  • I pried out a number of tiny brown beetles, somewhat the shape of a pinching-bug, only very much smaller.

    The Young Forester

  • Tom had been lying as quiet as a mouse when a pinching-bug, as they are commonly called, had dropped from one of the bushes onto his neck.

    The Rover Boys at School


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