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Annunzio, D'
ANNUS
annus horribilis
annus mirabilis
ANNUUS
Annwfn
Annwn
ANO
anoa
Anoa depressicornis
Anoa mindorensis
Anobiidae
Anobium paniceum
anodal
anodally
anode
anodic
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Anobium tessellatum definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deathwatch Death"watch` (?; 224), n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of the sexes to each other, but has been imagined by superstitious people to presage death. (b) A small wingless insect, of the family Psocid[ae], which makes a similar but fainter sound; -- called also deathtick. She is always seeing apparitions and hearing deathwatches. --Addison. I did not hear the dog howl, mother, or the deathwatch beat. --Tennyson. 2. The guard set over a criminal before his execution.




 


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