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Anobium tessellatum

Definition of the noun Anobium Tessellatum

What does Anobium Tessellatum mean as a name of something?

Anobium tessellatum is a species of Xestobium, described by Olivier in 1790.

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Google previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

Asmall beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). Byforcibly striking its head against woodworkit makesa ticking sound, which isacall of the sexes to each other,but has been imagined by superstitious people to presage death.

Google previewEssential 18037 Pages English Dictionary (2015)

by Nam Nguyen

A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, ...

Google previewThe Imperial Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1901)

A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use. Comprising a General Encyclopaedia of Art, Science, Invention and Discovery; a Gazetteer and Atlas of the World; a Compendious Dictionary of Universal Biography, Etc by Robert Hunter

Worthy Com- Anobium tessellatum and A. striatum. Chambermaids christen this worm a death-watch. Because, like a watch it always cries ' Click! ' " Swift. •2. A ring with a death's-head carved upon it. Such aate „f seu tenco to time of execution ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1883)

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

death-ticks \Anobium tessellatum.} are well known to answer each other's ticking, . . ." — Darwin: Descent of Man (1S71), pt 1L, oh.

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1907)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language, Practical and Comprehensive; Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words ... by Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

death-ticks (Anobium tessellatum) are well known to answer each other's ticking, . . . "—Darwin: Descent of Man (1871), pt. ii., ch. x.

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ... (1901)

death-ticks (Anobium tessellatum) are ...

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