body louse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n body louse a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Body louse (Zoöl) a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
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Usage

In literature:

I'm in the right cue now, as brisk as a body-louse, and as merry as a beggar.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I'm in the right cue now, as brisk as a body-louse, and as merry as a beggar.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
The causative organism of typhus fever is thus transmitted by the body louse.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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