from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A machine employed by the Romans in sieges to begin a breach in a wall, consisting of a long spear-like beam mounted on an axis, and worked in a groove by machinery.
- noun In entomology, the borer or modified ovipositor of various insects, and especially of the terebrant hymenopters. With this organ the insects puncture the places in which they lay their eggs.
- noun [capitalized] A genus of marine toxoglossate gastropods, having a long slender tapering spire, typical of the family Terebridæ; the auger-shells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marine gastropods having a long, tapering spire. They belong to the Toxoglossa. Called also
- noun (Zoöl.) The boring ovipositor of a hymenopterous insect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
boring ovipositorof a hymenopterous insect.
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_Turritella terebra_, and _Littorina littorea_, all existing shells, but all common also to at least the later deposits of the Crag.
The Cruise of the Betsey or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist or, Ten Thousand Miles Over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland Hugh Miller 1829
- Ut quae - dam tantum ejus cbirurgiae exempla producam, hydrocephalum externum incifione curandum fiia - det, internumoffe terebra perforato & exempto #
Institutiones historiae medicinae Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann 1792