Piping frog

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Piping frog (Zoöl) a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring.
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Usage

In literature:

Usually in a forest at night one can hear the piping of frogs, the hum of insects, or the dropping of limbs; but here nature was dumb.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Through the web of young foliage the sky shone saffron, and frogs piped in the meadow swamps.
"Philosophy 4" by Owen Wister
He heard the frogs beginning to pipe, I'm sure, and the touch of the night mist was on his hands.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
And now a great piping of tree-frogs arose in all that country.
"Aladdin O'Brien" by Gouverneur Morris
Among April sounds there is none more welcome or suggestive to me than the voice of the little frogs piping in the marshes.
"Birds and Poets" by John Burroughs
The little frogs were piping, and I remember how homesick the familiar spring sound made me.
"Our Friend John Burroughs" by Clara Barrus
Usually in a forest at night one can hear the piping of frogs, the hum of insects, or the dropping of limbs; but here nature was dumb.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Usually in a forest at night one can hear the piping of frogs, the hum of insects, or the dropping of limbs; but here nature was dumb.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 12." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The hyla, or little piping frog, passes the winter in the ground like the wood frog.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
A thousand thousand cheerful frogs piped up a chorus against the brooding moon-stillness they could not quite break.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The little piping frogs usually furnish a good starting-point.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
In the rank herbage along the river's edge, the terrified piping of a pursued frog was often heard.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
The tree-frogs piped an avalanche of pleading notes amid the ruby-throated magnolias.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
Grayish stone, body and head of a frog with open mouth to receive pipe-stem.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
The frogs in the patch of marsh in the meadow were piping dismally.
"The Blue Lights" by Arnold Fredericks
It was complex, in a tone like the piping of a tree frog.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
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In poetry:

And blew into their velvet throats;
And ever from that hour the frogs repeat
The murmur of Pan's pipes, the notes,
And answers strange and sweet;
"Favorites of Pan" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

An echoing croak in a pipe revealed a little frog in this week' s Photo of the Week.
PVC pipe tubes provide shelter for grey tree frogs, offering students the opportunity for an up-close experience when these tree-loving anurans enter the tubes during warmer months.
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