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 Death-meal (A).Death’s Head. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Death-watch.
 
Any species of Anobium, a genus of wood-boring beetles that make a clicking sound, once supposed to presage death.   1
 


 Death-meal (A).Death’s Head. 

 
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