Frog fly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frog fly (Zoöl) See Frog hopper.
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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
He was going down the room again, in "Dexter's Leap-frog," flying over the prostrate chairs.
"The Law and the Lady" by Wilkie Collins
Why do not the frogs croak in Seti's halls, and why do the flies avoid his meat?
"Moon of Israel" by H. Rider Haggard
Yes, far worse, than frogs and lice, and locusts, and flies, and murrain of beasts, and biles on man, and darkness all combined.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
He kills the flies, the bees, the birds, the frogs, because they are not his.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
I will collect flies for the green frogs, and Orion, you may pick mulberry leaves for the silk-worms.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
A frog will try to swallow almost anything it can catch, and it watches for the dragon flies when they come to lay their eggs in the water.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
The plagues that befell the Egyptians were the natural ones to which Egypt was liable: drought, flood, flies, lice, frogs, disease.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
No sooner did the flies smell the sugar than they flew to it, and found themselves sticking to the frogs.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
Frogs is the people's friend, but they can't fly.
"The Old Soldiers Story" by James Whitcomb Riley
It seems they had located a flying frog in the depths of the jungle somewhere.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Eggs grow from insensible Magnitudes, and change into Animals; Tadpoles into Frogs; and Worms into Flies.
"Opticks" by Isaac Newton
A remarkable flying-frog was discovered by Professor A.R.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
I hope no aesthetic devotee of the fly-rod will lay down the book in disgust when I confess to a weakness for frogging.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
The flying frog of Ceylon.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
He lived on toads and frogs and flies.
"Canadian Fairy Tales" by Cyrus Macmillan
She crept into the chimney, and soon a great clap of thunder sent her flying down into the room where her frog-lover sat.
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
This sub-order includes the cicads, lantern-flies, frog-hoppers, aphids and scale-insects.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Grandfather Frog's eyes twinkled as he snapped up the last foolish green fly.
"Mother West Wind's Animal Friends" by Thornton W. Burgess
And flies are much more important than frogs.
"Book of Monsters" by David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
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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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