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Definition of the noun Anobium tessellatum
What does Anobium tessellatum mean as a name of something?
Anobium tessellatum is a kind of Animalia, described by Olivier in 1790.
- kingdom: Animalia
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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.
by Nam Nguyen
A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, ...
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 ...
The 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.
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.
death-ticks (Anobium tessellatum) are ...
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