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The entomologist is an expert on termites.
  the branch of zoology that studies insects
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entomology entomologist entomological
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  • The entomologist is an expert on termites.
  • Increased entomological knowledge helped enable the green revolution that has fed an increasing population.
  • Pappachi had been an Imperial Entomologist at the Pusa Institute.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "The study of insects is called ’entomology," ’ Mrs. V said.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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  • Entomology smells like mothballs and oil: a preservative that, Dr. Geffard explains, is called naphthalene.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "He’s an entomologist; stupid.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • When I learned that the missing man was devoted to entomology the identification was complete.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • An angelic electrician holding a telephone? A cherubic entomologist with a specimen box?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • See," continued the Vicar, opening several small drawers, "I fancy I have made an exhaustive study of the entomology of this district.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He was a greater Prince than any there, though there was a reigning Duke and a Royal Highness, with their princesses, and near his Lordship was seated the beautiful Countess of Belladonna, nee de Glandier, whose husband (the Count Paolo della Belladonna), so well known for his brilliant entomological collections, had been long absent on a mission to the Emperor of Morocco.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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  • His chief amusements were gunning and fishing, or sauntering along the beach and through the myrtles, in quest of shells or entomological specimens;—his collection of the latter might have been envied by a Swammerdamm.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • Of the eons of geological periods recorded in the stratifications of the earth: of the myriad minute entomological organic existences concealed in cavities of the earth, beneath removable stones, in hives and mounds, of microbes, germs, bacteria, bacilli, spermatozoa: of the incalculable trillions of billions of millions of imperceptible molecules contained by cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead: of the universe of human serum constellated with red and white bodies,…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …that Amaranta Ursula was continuing with her repairs so that her hands would not be idle, he decided to assemble the handsome bicycle, on which the front wheel was much larger than the rear one, and he dedicated himself to the capture and curing of every native insect he could find in the region, which he sent in jam jars to his former professor of natural history at the University of Liege where he had done advanced work in entomology, although his main vocation was that of aviator.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The forensic entomologist has already collected his samples.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • ’ "Never heard an entomologist go on like this," I observed cheerfully.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • For I had the post of name finder in our Entomological Society; and was scolded severely by Thoby, I remember, for slackness.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • After Independence, when the British left, his designation was changed from Imperial Entomologist to Joint Director, Entomology.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • After Independence, when the British left, his designation was changed from Imperial Entomologist to Joint Director, Entomology.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • His moth was named after the Acting Director of the Department of Entomology, a junior officer whom Pappachi had always disliked.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It was Mammachi, on vacation from Delhi and Imperial Entomology, who first noticed little Velutha’s remarkable facility with his hands.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It said: Noted entomologist Shri Benaan John Ipe, son of late Rev.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • To really touch something, she is learning—the bark of a sycamore tree in the gardens; a pinned stag beetle in the Department of Entomology; the exquisitely polished interior of a scallop shell in Dr. Geffard’s workshop—is to love it.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Every morning at breakfast the Imperial Entomologist derided his argumentative Marxist son by reading out newspaper reports of the riots, strikes and incidents of police brutality that convulsed Kerala.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Entomology was his special study.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • She, the granddaughter of an Imperial Entomologist, he the son of a grassroots Marxist Party worker.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • An Imperial Entomologist’s nose-within-a-nose.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Ambassador Estha felt bluegrayblue eyes on him, and an Imperial Entomologist’s nose.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He kissed her bluegrayblue eyes, her Entomologist’s nose, her hatted redbrown hair.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • While Ammu watched, the Imperial Entomologist shred her new gumboots with her mother’s pinking shears.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • On his dressing table, next to his cologne and silver hairbrush, he kept a picture of himself as a young man, with his hair slicked down, taken in a photographer’s studio in Vienna, where he had done the six-month diploma course that had qualified him to apply for the post of Imperial Entomologist.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • His white leather zip-up Bible with an Imperial Entomologist’s amethyst cuff-link on the zip.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The Vandeleurs found it convenient to change their name to Stapleton, and he brought the remains of his fortune, his schemes for the future, and his taste for entomology to the south of England.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • She had defiled generations of breeding (The Little Blessed One, blessed personally by the Patriarch of Antioch, an Imperial Entomologist, a Rhodes Scholar from Oxford) and brought the family to its knees.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "You don’t know what it is to want spiritual tobacco—bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the ’Twaddler’s Magazine;’ or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with…
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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