jutting or overhanging

beetle brows

Syn: ↑beetle
Similar to: ↑protrusive

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Beetling — (altd.), so v.w. Mitgabe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Beetling — Beetle Bee tle (b[=e] t l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beetled} ( t ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beetling}.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beetling — adj. overhanging bee·tle || biːtl v. go somewhere quickly; move like a beetle, move forward, make one s way; scurry (British usage); ram or crush a beetle adj. overhanging; projecting, bulging n. small insect; hammer, maul …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beetling — adjective (especially of a person s eyebrows) project or overhang. → beetle …   English new terms dictionary

  • beetling machine — Beetle Bee tle (b[=e] t l), n. [OE. betel, AS. b[=i]tl, b?tl, mallet, hammer, fr. be[ a]tan to beat. See {Beat}, v. t.] 1. A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beetling Machine — BEETLE (Beetling Machine) A machine employed to give the Beetle Finish to cloths by delivering a rapid succession of blows from a number of wooden hammers upon the cloth wound upon rollers or cylinders. Each hammer beats the fabric about 72 times …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • beetle — I. /ˈbitl / (say beetl) noun 1. any insect of the order Coleoptera, characterised by having forewings modified as hard, horny structures (elytra), not vibrated in flight. 2. any of various insects resembling beetles, as the common cockroach. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • beetle — beetle1 /beet l/, n., v., beetled, beetling. n. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings. 2. (loosely) any of various insects resembling the… …   Universalium

  • beetle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English betylle, from Old English bitula; akin to bītan to bite Date: before 12th century 1. any of an order (Coleoptera) of insects having four wings of which the outer pair are modified into stiff elytra that protect… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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