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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
silverfishsil‧ver‧fish /ˈsɪlvəfɪʃ $ -ər-/ noun (plural silverfish or silverfishes) [countable]  HBIa small silver-coloured insect that cannot fly and is found in houses
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silverfishWe have no direct evidence of how they achieved flight but the living silverfish provides a clue.In the bathroom I saw silverfish.The sound makes small silverfish run down the back of my neck.Appraised value: Ask the silverfish.Polly wiped the silverfish off the breadboard and started to cry.The silverfish, for example, has compound eyes but others in the group are blind.Until the cars moving along the university's peripheral roads were silverfish and the whole scene was dappled with low-lying cloud.
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