beach flea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beach flea small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beach flea etc. See under Beach, etc.
    • Beach flea (Zo√∂l) the common name of many species of amphipod Crustacea, of the family Orchestid√¶, living on the sea beaches, and leaping like fleas.
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Usage

In literature:

We cannot, try how we will, get wholly rid of fleas, because fleas flourish in beaches, boats and nets.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
On their outside beaches, during the flood tide, the beach-fleas and pompano-shells come rolling in on every wave.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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In news:

The city of Long Beach issued an alert to residents regarding an outbreak of flea-borne typhus , a disease transmitted to humans via fleas.
FLEA MARKET- St James Lutheran Church, 2776 Gerritsen Ave (Gerritsen Beach) SAT.
FLEA MARKET - St James Lutheran Church, 2776 Gerritsen Ave (Gerritsen Beach) SAT.
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