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stick insect in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstick insectˈstick ˌinsect noun [countable] British English 🔊 🔊 HBIa long thin insect that looks like a small stick 🔊 young models who look like stick insects (=are very thin)
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stick insectHe was built like a basketball player; tall and as thin as a stick insect.When I was young I was like a stick insect, then at fourteen or fifteen I put on weight.The initial resemblance of the ancestral stick insect to a stick must have been very remote.One of them, anyway - the stick insect couldn't have escaped.