It was also full of s--t, a coach scrambling like a cockroach.
cockroach begins with a failed suicide attempt by the protagonist.
Very well, scream and run if you want to; the cockroach won't care.
Crept about the decks like a wretched insect—like a cockroach, only not so lively.
The life-history and growth of the cockroach Blatta orientalis, Linn.
Finally, the cockroach began to fly; then, for a while, he had matters his own way.
The cockroach, like the grasshopper and the locust, only undergoes an incomplete metamorphosis.
There is the cockroach, for example, which is so common and so mischievous in our houses.
It triumphs at last; the cockroach yields to its efforts, and little by little penetrates the hole.
Its egg was attached to the coxa of the midleg of the cockroach.
1620s, folk etymology (as if from cock + roach) of Spanish cucaracha "chafer, beetle," from cuca "kind of caterpillar." Folk etymology also holds that the first element is from caca "excrement."
A certaine India Bug, called by the Spaniards a Cacarootch, the which creeping into Chests they eat and defile with their ill-sented dung [Capt. John Smith, "Virginia," 1624].