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- n. A whirligig beetle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A whirligig.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as whirligig, 4.
Early in March, before the first male canker-moth appears on the elm-tree, the whirlwig beetles have begun to play round the broken edges of the ice, and the caddis-worms to crawl beneath it; and soon come the water-skater _ (Gerris) _ and the water-boatman _ (Notonecta) _.