The beetling wall which it surmounted was named "Log Cabin Cliff."
The old Commoner scowled, and his beetling brows hid for a moment his eyes.
Shipwrights' hammers resounded along the shores, and were echoed back by the beetling cliffs.
Entered also Mordaunt Merrilac, as beetling of brow as ever.
At first, the shore was lined with beetling ramparts of trap-rock.
There could be no doubt about the beetling forehead, the sunken animal eyes.
To eastward the peak broke away sheer, beetling in a perpetual menace to the valleys and the lower hills.
He looked searchingly at his daughter from beneath his beetling brows.
The beetling brows, heavy hooked beak, and spread talons combine to give a fierce and spirited mien to the great bird.
Now a lofty, dark, and beetling headland was seen before them.
type of insect, Old English bitela "beetle," literally "little biter," from bitel "biting," related to bitan "to bite" (see bite). As a nickname for the original Volkswagen car, 1946, translating German Käfer.
beating tool, Old English bietel, from Proto-Germanic *bautilo-z, from *bautan "to beat" (see beat (v.)).
"project, overhang," c.1600, back-formation from bitelbrouwed "grim-browed, sullen" (mid-14c.), from bitel "sharp-edged, sharp" (c.1200), probably a compound from Old English *bitol "biting, sharp," related to bite, + brow, which in Middle English meant "eyebrow," not "forehead." Meaning "to overhang dangerously" (of cliffs, etc.) is from c.1600. Related: Beetled; beetling.
(Heb. hargol, meaning "leaper"). Mention of it is made only in Lev. 11:22, where it is obvious the word cannot mean properly the beetle. It denotes some winged creeper with at least four feet, "which has legs above its feet, to leap withal." The description plainly points to the locust (q.v.). This has been an article of food from the earliest times in the East to the present day. The word is rendered "cricket" in the Revised Version.