woodlouse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodlouse any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats
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Usage

In literature:

So the poor old Woodlouse retreated out of sight, consumed with shame.
"Sketches New and Old, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It has the power of rolling itself into a perfect sphere, like one kind of English woodlouse.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
So the poor old Woodlouse retreated out of sight, consumed with shame.
"Sketches New and Old, Part 3." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
P. aselliformis (woodlouse-like); Fig.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
Woodlouse did not hear the remark, and paused in his speech, as his eyes wandered inquiringly from one to another to see if they were listening.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
A well-bred woodlouse wouldn't employ you for a scavenger.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
They lie now where the woodlouse may eat them if it has so lowly an appetite.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
The Home Rulers mocked him, issuing imitation proclamations signed 'Woodlouse.
"The Viceroys of Ireland" by Charles O'Mahony
Never have tasted the woodlouse, but should think the flavour would be quite similar.
"Medical Life in the Navy" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

Where once the kind warm curtain hung
The spider's ghostly cloth is flung;
The beetle and the woodlouse creep
Where once I loved your lovely sleep.
"The Home-Coming" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Squirmtum, an odd-job woodlouse with a heart of gold.
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