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What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources
Term english
Definition english
Any of a number of moth or fly larvae which tunnel through the pages of books leaving behind small channels, holes in individual leaves. Very early books often have some evidence of bookworm damage.
Term french
Vers papyvores
Definition french
Ce sont des larves d'insectes qui se nourrissent de papier pour atteindre leur maturité. Ils sont également friands de cuir, de colle, de bois, etc.
Term swedish
Definition swedish
Larvarter i skalbaggsfamiljen trägnagare som förutom trä även kan ge sig på papper. Den har en fiende i bokskorpionen.
Term german
Definition german
Bücherschädling. Kein Fabelwesen, sondern ein real existierender Schädling.
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