The writer will be glad to co-operate with the growers, if they find the presence of the weevil in their strawberry beds.
It would have got all over the place, and would have soon reached weevil's ears.
In stumbling, Hibbert's hand had been jerked from his breast, and Mr. weevil caught sight of the letter.
How could he let that letter pass through the hands of Mr. weevil?
Mr. Bellamie adopted a gentle cynicism which would have been too subtle for weevil's comprehension.
Mr. weevil was standing beside the visitor on the hearthrug.
Boodles turned to the window and her shoulders began to shake, while old weevil was using his handkerchief as if he had a cold.
But, as I sez, Mr. weevil don't understand boys when they're ill.
weevil had left her, and was tumbling about the room, knocking himself against things and groaning.
If Mr. weevil had passed along that tunnel in safety, why shouldn't he?
Old English wifel "small beetle," from Proto-Germanic *webilaz (cf. Old Saxon wibil, Old High German wibil, German Wiebel "beetle, chafer," Old Norse tordyfill "dung beetle"), cognate with Lithuanian vabalas "beetle," from PIE root *webh- "to weave," also "to move quickly" (see weave (v.)). The sense gradually narrowed to a particular kind of beetle that, in larval or adult stages, bores into plants, often destroying them.