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 Beetle (To).Befa’na. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beetle-crusher.
 
A large, flat foot. The expression was first used in Punch, in one of Leech’s caricatures. Those who know London know how it is overrun with cockroaches, wrongly called black-beetles.   1
 


 Beetle (To).Befa’na. 

 
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