crapaud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crapaud large toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crapaud A toad.
    • Crapaud As a proper name, Johnny Crapaud, or Crapaud, a nickname for a Frenchman.
    • Crapaud large toothed frog of South and Central America (Leptodactylus pentadactylus) resembling the bullfrog.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. crapaud,

Usage

In literature:

We are no Johnny Crapauds to hide ourselves behind a point or a fort on account of a puff of wind.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
Is she amusing herself with quoits, or the jeu du crapaud, or pitch and toss?
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
When you find a Crapaud who is dead to rights, he is always an out and outer.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Johnny Crapaud turned to the corporal.
"The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
We had always considered JOHNNY CRAPAUD as the pink of politeness.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., No. 34, November 19, 1870" by Various
CRAPAUD, JEAN, a nickname of the Frenchmen.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Monsieur Crapaud gazed at it intently with his beautiful eyes, and bent himself slightly forward.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
After hunger had been satisfied, "Johnny Crapaud" concluded to stay long enough to catch a glimpse of the Louvre, that marvel of marvels!
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Among those captured, or recaptured, were Mr. Hay and Crapaud.
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
This is a gift that John Bull, or Johnny Crapaud, or Brother Jonathan does not find in his stocking every Christmas.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860" by Various
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