Any of several wood-boring beetles of the family Anobiidae that make a clicking sound with the head from inside furniture and other wooden structures. The sound has traditionally been regarded as a portent of death.
bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
Any of various small, usually wingless, insects (order Psocoptera) that infest and destroy old books
minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers
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