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Definition 1: bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for deathwatch in the sense of this definition

(deathwatch is a kind of ...) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

(... is a member of deathwatch) deathwatch beetles

Definition 2: minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for deathwatch in the sense of this definition

(deathwatch is a kind of ...) small soft-bodied insect with chewing mouthparts and either no wings or two pairs

(... is a kind of deathwatch ) a variety of booklouse

(... is a member of deathwatch) a genus of Psocidae

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