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Beetle-crusher

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A large, flat foot. The expression was first used in Punch, in one of Leech’s caricatures. Those who know London know how it is overrun with cockroaches, wrongly called black-beetles.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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