Definition of Earwigs

1. Noun. (plural of earwig) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of earwig) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earwigs

1. earwig [v] - See also: earwig

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earwigs

earthwolf
earthwork
earthworks
earthworm
earthworms
earthy
earthy water
earware
earwax
earwaxes
earwear
earwig
earwigged
earwigging
earwiggy
earwigs (current term)
earwitness
earwitnesses
earworm
earworms
earywig
ease
ease off
ease up
eased
easeful
easefull
easefully
easefulness
easel

Literary usage of Earwigs

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1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"These are the insects which are properly known by the vernacular name, earwigs. They are so distinct in structure from all other insects that they are now ..."

2. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The earwigs. Tlic members of tins order hare apparently four wings ; the first pair of which are leathery, very small, without reins, and when at rest meet ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1843)
"Many persons are not aware that the insects of the next order, the Dermaptera, can fly; but earwigs (Forficula), their size considered, are furnished with ..."

4. The Family Receipt Book: Containing Eight Hundred Valuable Receipts in by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1819)
"Easy method of attracting earwigs from the ear. ... To kill earwigs, or other insects, which may accidentally have crept into the ear. ..."

5. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"... or things like chimneys; little brick columns, with a sort of caps on them, looking like carnation sticks, with caps at the top to catch the earwigs. ..."

6. Flashlights on Nature by Grant Allen (1905)
"VI THOSE HORRID earwigs THIS is an age of vindications. Robespierre has been vindicated, and so has Marat ; officious apologists have attempted to whitewash ..."

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