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Definition: Brachinus crepitans
, n. [F. bombardier.] (Mil.)
(a) One who used or managed a bombard; an artilleryman; a
(b) A noncommissioned officer in the British artillery.
(Zo["o]l.), a kind of beetle (Brachinus crepitans
), so called because, when disturbed, it makes
an explosive discharge of a pungent and acrid vapor from
its anal glands. The name is applied to other related
species, as the Brachinus displosor
, which can produce
ten or twelve explosions successively. The common American
species is Brachinus fumans