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Beetle (To)

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To overhang, to threaten, to jut over (Anglo-Saxon, beot-ian, to menace). Hence beetle or beetled brow.

“Or to the dreadful summit of the cliff,

That beetles oʹer his base into the sea.”


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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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