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 for furniture bug
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lepisma \Le*pis"ma\ (l[-e]*p[i^]z"m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr.
     le`pisma peel, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Zool.)
     A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated
     flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by
     seven unequal bristles. A common species ({Lepisma
     saccharina) is found in houses, and often injures books and
     furniture; it feeds on starch and eats sized paper and
     starched clothes. Called also shiner, silverfish, silver
     witch, silver moth, and furniture bug.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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