deathwatch deathwatch  /ˈdɛθ ˌwɑtʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) minute wingless psocopterous insects injurious to books and papers
  2. (n) bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death

Usage(s):

  • Galeazzi-Lisi stood the deathwatch for four years.

News

  • Best Buy Has a Stronger Pulse

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Another quarter is in the books, which means Best Buy , which has been on a perpetual deathwatch, has survived another three months. The bears, meanwhile, are still not ready to stamp the grim reaper's passport and kindly send him on his way. With the behemoth known as Amazon.com not going anywhere and seemingly doing no wrong, the shorts continue to show incredible ...
    on September 5, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

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