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  1. oriental cockroach.
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Origin of blackbeetle

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Historical Examples of blackbeetle

  • “He would squash Heemskirk like a blackbeetle all the same,” I remarked.

    'Twixt Land & Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • If a blackbeetle crawls across it it suffers a sort of paralysis.

    A Book of Ghosts

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • It is called The Blackbeetle, and is a purely domestic drama.

  • Shouting would frighten a burglar, or a rat, but would have no effect on a blackbeetle, or a ghost.

    Happy-Thought Hall

    F. C. Burnand

  • The blackbeetle problem they solve by planting tomato slips inclosed in paper.

    The Old World in the New

    Edward Alsworth Ross