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deathtickDeathwatch Death"watch` (?; 224), n.
(a) A small beetle (Anobium tessellatum and other allied
species). By forcibly striking its head against
woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of
the sexes to each other, but has been imagined by
superstitious people to presage death.
(b) A small wingless insect, of the family Psocid[ae],
which makes a similar but fainter sound; -- called
She is always seeing apparitions and hearing
I did not hear the dog howl, mother, or the
deathwatch beat. --Tennyson.
2. The guard set over a criminal before his execution.
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