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doodlebug

[′düd·əl‚bəg]
(geology)
Also known as douser.
Any unscientific device or apparatus, such as a divining rod, used to locate subsurface water, minerals, gas, or oil.
A scientific instrument used for locating minerals.
(invertebrate zoology)
The larva of an ant lion.
(mechanical engineering)
A small tractor.
A motor-driven railcar used for maintenance and repair work.
(mining engineering)
The treatment plant or washing unit of a dredge which is mounted on a pontoon and can be floated in an excavation dug by a dragline.
(ordnance)
A small military tank or utility truck.
An airborne, magnetic submarine-detecting device.
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Subjects include the threat of Doodle bugs, the role of Monty and Sir Winston Churchill, attitudes to the bombing of Germany and disbelief at the announcement of Hitler's suicide.
When I got to the office I found it had been hit by doodle bugs and I helped clean up.
And Larson, who was born to his mother Vera at their home in Hammersmith,London, when Hitler's doodle bugs were whizzing through the air,has never regretted his move to Merseyside.
IN THE final stages of the war, whenHitler launched his flying bombs called the doodle bugs over London, the young soldier, who had been known as the ``debs' delight'',began composing Maybe It's BecauseI'ma Londoner.