Definitions

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  • adjective of an insect That bores through wood.

Etymologies

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wood +‎ boring

Examples

  • One of the most unusual lemur species is the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis, EN), which has huge ears, shaggy fur, continuously growing incisors (like a rodent), and a very thin middle finger on each hand, that together with its large ears are used for catching woodboring insect larvae or excavating coconuts.

    Biological diversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

  • Trees in the open and in pure plantations are especially subject to the attack of a woodboring insect (Cyllene robiniae Forst.), which frequently renders them unsightly for shade and unfit for timber, but not for fuelwood.

    Chapter 6

  • The 9 / 32 "bit is for the axle holes while the woodboring or forstner bits are for making things like windows on the car -- this, of course, is an option and not factory equipment.

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