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Setaceous

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Seta'ceous. adj. [seta, Latin.] Bristly; set with strong hairs, consisting of strong hairs.

The parent insect, with its stiff setaceous tail, terebrates the rib of leaf when tender; and makes way for its eggs into the very pitch. Derham.

Sources: Derham, William (22)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Setaceous." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 8, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20605.


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