Wood louse


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wood louse (Zoöl) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod Crustacea belonging to Oniscus Armadillo, and related genera. See Sow bug, under Sow, and Pill bug, under Pill.
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In literature:

There was Spider corner, Caterpillar corner, Wood-louse corner, and Cricket corner.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Onisciform: shaped like a wood-louse, Oniscus sp.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Nobody that would not stoop to save a wood-louse in his path can claim to love.
"Sylvia & Michael" by Compton Mackenzie
He was an epigrammatic wood-louse.
"The Hypocrite" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull