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beetle
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 6
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
3. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
4. Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.
5. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; - called also beetling machine.
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