January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Earwig, a brown beetlelike insect with a pair of pincers at the tip of its abdomen. The use of the pincers is not known. The name, meaning "ear insect,� comes from the mistaken belief that the insect creeps into the ears of sleeping persons.


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