any typically dark-coloured beetle of the family Carabidae, including the bombardier and other ground beetles
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carabidae
Of these, 2.23 per cent are the predacious ground beetles (carabid), generally considered useful.
Food Habits of the Thrushes of the United States F. E. L. Beal
It was what one might have expected of these carabid, lawless hunters one and all.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre
The carabid larva is an active well-armoured grub with the legs and cerci variable in length.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various
This insect is one of the most magnificent carabid known, and is nearly two inches in length.
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 2 of 2) Henri Mouhot
The eyes of the carabid are very prominent, which allows them to see their prey 484 at a great distance.
The Insect World Louis Figuier
carabidoid: applied to the second stage of a meloid larva, when it resembles that of a carabid.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
Scaritid, skr′i-tid, adj. pertaining to carabid beetles of Scarites or related genera.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
Wasps (Polistes) placed in terraria were avoided, as were carabid beetles and reduviid bugs.
Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus Henry S. Fitch
The closely allied Ground-beetles (carabid) furnish us with equally interesting and instructive proofs of a migration from Asia.
The History of the European Fauna R. F. Scharff
The carabid and the Heteromera are the most abundant groups, the former furnishing six and the latter nine species.
Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace
noun variants of carbine (sense 2)
carbineer. Historical Examples The same shell killed eleven horses in the carabineer lines. Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse And she sighed as she looked up at the picture of her carabineer. The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray This carabineer in disguise was very good-humoured, and kept me company as far as Novara. […]
a D -shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering. Contemporary Examples The carabiner is a D-shaped metal clamp that has a gate that opens and closes. Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus Marina Watts May 4, 2014 noun a variant spelling of karabiner
an officer of the revenue service. a frontier guard. carbineer. (in the Philippines) a coast-guard officer. Historical Examples A carabinero, with his back ostentatiously turned to the newcomers, leaned on his rifle, whistling mournfully. The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne But the carabinero who guards the public morals holds (in the bulk) […]