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butcher boy

a little bug that rolls itself into a ball. Commonly called a 'slater', in the Melbourne northern suburbs it is called a 'butcher boy': Pick up a rock and you always find a butcher boy. Compare butchy boy.

Contributor's comments: 'Slaters' were always 'butcher boys' in Williamstown (3016) when I was child - slaters wasn't used at all.
butchy boy

a type of bug: There's heaps of butchy boys under this rock. Compare butcher boy.

Editor's comments: This is a variant of "butcher boy" - which see.