from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woodworm or timber-sow; a sow-bug.
- n. The larva of any insect injurious to timber. See timber-beetle.
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Among the borers which do most injury in destroying valuable timber are the hickory-bark beetle, the bark-boring grubs which kill oak, chestnut, birch and poplar trees, the locust borer, the chestnut timber-worm and the Columbian timber beetle.