from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any terrestrial isopod of the family Oniscidæ. The common wood-louse of England is a species of Oniscus. Also called hog-louse, sow-bug, slater, etc. See cuts under Isopoda and Oniscus.
  • noun A termite, or white ant, as Termes flavipes; any member of the Termitidæ. See cut under Termes.
  • noun Any one of the small whitish species of the pseudoneuropterous family Psocidæ, found in the woodwork of houses; the death-watch; a book-louse. See book-louse, Psocidæ, and cut under death-watch.
  • noun Same as wood-louse-milleped.

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  • noun any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats


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