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1. A sharp-pointed instrument. Prick it on a prong of iron. (Sandys)

2. The tine of a fork, or of a similar instrument; as, a fork of two or three prongs.

3. (Science: zoology) A sharp projection, as of an antler. The fang of a tooth.

Origin: Cf. D. Prangen to pinch, press, LG. Prange a stick, or W. Procio to thrust, E. Prowl, pang.

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... Been busy. The body and legs are right, but the one in the picture looks more like a horn than proboscis, and I would have noticed the two lower prongs. Surely that isn't a British species? I saw one on the box that looked like the one I saw, but that wasn't British either. The proboscis was ...

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Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:58 pm
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Topic: strange beetle
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