Flying frog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flying frog (Zoöl) either of two East Indian tree frogs of the genus Rhacophorus Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus and Rhacophorus pardalis), having very large and broadly webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to make very long leaps.
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Usage

In literature:

For fountains, they are a great beauty and refreshment; but pools mar all, and make the garden unwholesome, and full of flies and frogs.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
Then they stretch a rod across the streams and ponds and bring a plague of frogs over the land, with swarms of flies and horrible insects.
"The Story Of Waitstill Baxter" by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
I gave up flies, spoons, phantom minnows, artificial frogs, and crayfish.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
A foolish green fly actually brushed Grandfather Frog's nose and he didn't even notice it.
"The Adventures of Grandfather Frog" by Thornton W. Burgess
Was that chuckle because of the foolish green fly, or was Grandfather Frog laughing at him?
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
We saw a frog, with large web feet and inflated body, fly from the top of a tall tree.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
Walked out and saw many fire-flies and heard all sorts of noises from grasshoppers, frogs, etc.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
By working the lower jaw the frog can be made to snap at imaginary flies.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
This was the Good Fairy who had given him the flying-frog carriage, so again she resolved to help him if she could.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
The frogs croak, and the thick clouds fly by, without rain, across the moon.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
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In poetry:

Frog waits
Till poor fly
Flies by
And then they got him
"4th Chorus Mexico City Blues" by Jack Kerouac
He gave the sign, and noisome flies
Through the whole country spread;
And frogs in croaking armies rise
About the monarch's bed.
"PSALM 105 Abridged" by Isaac Watts
He sure was frog-walkin', I heaved a big sigh
He only lacked wings for to be on the fly
He turned his old belly right up to the sun
For he was a sun-fishin' son of a gun.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher
See! — what an army God of old employ'd,
A mighty Monarch's stubborn heart to bend!
By lice and locusts, flies and frogs annoy'd,
Pharaoh wou'd fain his wicked ways amend!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Not only the peeping grass and the scent--
(Oh, love o' my life, fly unto me here!)
Of violets coming ere April's spent--
But the frog's shrill cheer
And the crow's wild jeer!
"Love-Call In Spring" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

She would have the store, "Frogs on the Footbridge ," full to the brim with antiques and local art, if only she could stop it from flying out the door.
Ice cream will be pizza, rat tails, bat wings, flies, frog legs , frog tongue, butterfly guts and spider legs, yuck.
ATLANTA, July 24 — Time's fun when you're having flies, Kermit the Frog once said.
Flying bicycles, captive frogs, mysterious government agents and a lovable 4-foot alien—no one can deny the fact that E.T.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a frog.no, it's Disney's UNDERDOG — a flying, talking canine caped crusader.
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