Cute as a bug - (USA) If something is as cute as a bug, it is sweet and endearing.
Put a bug in your ear - If you put a bug in someone's ear, you give him or her a reminder or suggestion relating to a future event.
Snug as a bug in a rug - If you're as snug as a bug in a rug, you are feeling very comfortable indeed.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bugge, fr. W. bwg, bwgan, hobgoblin, scarecrow, bugbear. Cf. Bogey Boggle
Personally, Smith regarded the bug-hunter's chances as slim.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
The bug became greatly attached to the maiden, and partook of her moods and dispositions.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887" by Various
Neither Bug-Jargal nor Habibrah does anything glaringly and longwindedly impossible.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Fowls live upon grain, bugs, and worms.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Poe's "Gold-Bug" changes from thirty-eight to twenty-one.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
In the order Hemiptera, or the true "bugs" in an entomological sense, we find a few forms that may carry disease.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
For two years the crop had been almost wholly destroyed by chinch bugs.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
I can only say in our own defense that it was the kind of 'bug' we couldn't have found without tearing the building apart.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Beware of the fire-bug," she repeated, "and not a human in sight that fire-bug fires.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
I jest seen you light up like a lightnin'-bug!
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
Fond friends, don't grieve
For scenes like these,
Or smart from bugs, mosquitoes, fleas,
Dwell not with me.
"Dwell not with Me" by Anonymous Oceania
The Katydids wus callin' clar,
The fire bugs was glowin',
The smell ov clover fill'd the air.
Thet day old Spense'd bin mowin'--
With a mower yellin' drefful screams,
Like them skreeks we hear in nightmare dreams.
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
And never partial were those bugs, no mortal would they spare,
No dignity could keep them off, they just bit everywhere,
And generals could not deny but what each had a share
Of graybacks so constantly nibbling.—CHORUS
"The Graybacks So Tenderly Clinging" by Anonymous Americas
All sittin’ roun’, spittin’ high an’ struttin’? proud,
(Listen, little whippoorwill, yuh better bug yore eyes!)
Tun-a-tun-a-tunin’ while the jedges told the crowd
Them that got the mostest claps'd win the bestest prize.
"The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet
W'y, I git my fancy focussed on the past so mortal plain
I kin even smell the locus'-blossoms bloomin' in the lane;
And I hear the cow-bells clinkin' sweeter tunes 'n "money musk"
Far the lightnin'-bugs a-blinkin'and a-dancin'in the dusk.
"Romancin'" by James Whitcomb Riley
Some folks says dat gold 's de only money dat is wuff de name,
Den de othahs rise an' tell 'em dat dey ought to be ashame,
An' dat silvah is de only thing to save us f'om de powah
Of de gold-bug ragin' 'roun' an' seekin' who he may devowah.
"The Real Question" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
' Dragnet ' star gets some help from the LAPD's bug man.
'Dragon's Blood' May Slay Ulcer Bug.
FDA find bugs, flying bird, at affiliate of meningitis pharmacy.
'Survivalist' murder suspect goes to ground in huge earthen 'bug out' bunker.
What he meant was that he had chosen the antibiotic without knowing which bug Iris had growing in her chest.
Love bugs return en masse .
Swarms of love bugs descended upon a.
Swarms of love bugs descended upon a Fort Pierce parking lot on Tuesday.
But the number signs atop local traffic signal poles have really been bugging me.
Louie the Lightning Bug buzzed around Bedford Public Schools this week.
T-shirt buzz: 'What's Bugging You?'.
Bugging Out With Vermont Entomology .
The Platinum-trimmed Escalade is visually differentiated from lesser Escalades by its unique wheels, Platinum badging, and its LED headlights, which each feature seven large bulbs that give the headlights a bug-like appearance.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An unwanted, sticky glaze showing up in Central Texas has been blamed on recently rains and what bugs leave behind.
From The Exorcist to Bug William Freidkin's movies examine people battling real and symbolic forces of evil.
Thanks are due to Aleksy Schubert for spotting a bug in an earlier version of this paper.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Jim Propp bugs me sometimes. I’m usually glad when he does.
Today, Jim’s bugs are trained to hop back and forth on the positive integers: place a bug at 1, and with each hop, a bug at i moves to either i + 1 or i − 2.
What I haven’t mentioned is how the bugs decide whether to jump left or right.
We could declare it a random walk, stepping in either direction with probability 1/2 , but the U. of Wisconsin professor’s bugs are more orderly than that.