She said the Farming Connect dung-beetle
project involved the release of 3,000 of the beetles at Great House Farm and another 3,000 at two other farms at different times of the year.
LIKE a dung-beetle
who can't resist dungheaps, I tuned into Big Brother 8, only to realise that some of the contestants hadn't reached the age of 11 when BB1 was aired.
According to The Concise Oxford Dictionary, the scarab beetle is the "Sacred dung-beetle
of ancient Egypt" (1010).
His personal inability to communicate, and commune, with other people, even those closest to him such as his sister, lover and friends increases his isolation, and leads him to feel rejected, which is conveyed through a series of metaphors, the most potent of which is the metaphor of the dung-beetle
of the desert, forsaken by God and not allowed into the company of the forest dung-beetles
, the external social world.
And two of the longer essays fall in the section of the Adages covered by this volume: "A dung-beetle
hunting an eagle" (178-214) and "War is a treat for those who have not tried it" (399-440).