frog

Definitions

  • Sat There Like a Frog on A Pond Lily Leaf 308
    Sat There Like a Frog on A Pond Lily Leaf 308
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v frog hunt frogs for food
    • n frog any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    • n frog a decorative loop of braid or cord
    • n frog a person of French descent
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ye Frog's Wooing music Ye Frog's Wooing music
Ye Frog's Wooing lyrics Ye Frog's Wooing lyrics
Ye Frog & Ye Crow music Ye Frog & Ye Crow music
Ye Frog & Ye Crow lyrics Ye Frog & Ye Crow lyrics
The Girl and the Frog The Girl and the Frog
THE FROG THE FROG
THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat Group in Museum of Natural History THE BULLFROG IN ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS See Snake, Turtle and Dragonfly and notice the tongue of the frog. Habitat...
Hanina and his wife followed the giant frog Hanina and his wife followed the giant frog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump
    • Frog (Railroads) A supporting plate having raised ribs that form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where one track branches from another or crosses it.
    • Frog (Zoöl) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud notes in the springtime.
    • Frog An oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
    • Frog The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
    • Frog (Anat) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other animals; the fourchette.
    • v. t Frog To ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See Frog n., 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs use sugars as an antifreeze for vital organs
    • n frog A batrachian of the family Ranidæ (which see), as the common British Rana temporaria, or its North American representative, R. sylvatica. Of the true frogs there are about 250 species, belonging to 18 genera, common in most parts of the world except the Neotropical and Austrogæan regions, including for the most part aquatic or arboreal batrachians, distinguished by their agility and symmetry, as well as by their webbed toes, from the related batrachians which are popularly named toads; but the distinction is not always preserved. Of the genus Rana alone there are upward of 110 species, most of which are aquatic, are expert swimmers, and capable of making very long leaps; some are terrestrial, and some arboreal. Several different kinds of frogs are edible, as the common European R. esculenta. The largest species is the bullfrog of the United States, R. catesbiana. (See bullfrog, and cuts under Anura and Rana.) Others of the same country are R. palustris, R. halecina, and R. clamata. The toes of some arboreal frogs are enormously lengthened and fully webbed, enabling the creatures to make long flying leaps. (See flying-frog, Rhacophorus.) Some have the ends of the toes dilated, like many of the toads. The tongue of most true frogs is emarginate behind, with a process on each side. Most frogs deposit their spawn in masses in the water, and the young hatch from the egg as tadpoles, provided with a tail and external gills, which disappear with the growth of the permanent limbs. The arboreal batrachians known indifferently as tree-frogs or tree-toads are not frogs in any proper sense, but belong to a different suborder (Arcifera) of salient amphibians. (See Hylidæ.) The name frog is loosely applied, with or without a qualifying term, to some other batrachians equally remote from the Ranidæ, and locally in the United States to certain lizards. See phrases below.
    • frog To hunt for frogs; catch frogs.
    • n frog In farriery, an elastic horny substance that grows in the middle of the sole of a horse's foot, dividing into two branches, and running toward the heel in the form of a fork.
    • n frog A section of a rail, or of several rails combined, at a point where two railway lines cross, or at the point of a switch from a line to a siding or to another line. When used at a crossing to unite the rails, it is called a cross-frog.
    • n frog A fastening for the front of a coat or any similar garment, often made ornamental by the use of embroidery or braiding, and consisting generally of a spindle-shaped button, attached by a cord, and corresponding with a loop on the opposite side of the garment. A pair of frogs fixed on opposite sides of a coat may allow of buttoning it either way, or of securing both sides at once.
    • n frog The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
    • n frog Same as frock.
    • n frog The presence of mucus on the vocal cords, causing hoarseness and an inclination to cough or hawk: usually called frog in the throat.
    • n frog Aphthæ in children.
    • n frog An attachment to the frame of a loom, against which an iron finger strikes, stopping the machine should the shuttle fail to make timely passage through the warp.
    • n frog In lumbering: The junction of the two branches of a flume.
    • n frog A timber placed at the mouth of a slide to direct the discharge of the logs.
    • n frog In a carriage, an ornamental piece of wood covered with silk or worsted woven to match the carriage-fringe.
    • n frog In a harness, a pear-shaped ornament of patent leather, finished at the narrow end with a ring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The poison arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
    • n Frog frog a genus of tailless amphibians, with webbed feet, remarkable for its rapid swimming and leaping: a soft, horny substance in the middle of the sole of a horse's foot, forking towards the heel: a section of a rail or rails at a point where two lines cross, or of a switch from one line to another
    • n Frog frog an ornamental fastening or tasselled button for a frock or cloak
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them”
  • Eric Berne
    Eric Berne
    “We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”

Idioms

Frog in my throat - If you have a frog in your throat, you can't speak or you are losing your voice because you have a problem with your throat.
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Juggle frogs - If you are juggling frogs, you are trying to do something very difficult.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. froggu, frocga, a frog (in sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel. froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. frö,

Usage

In literature:

The very simplest and best way to begin this study is to go to the nearest pond, where the frogs have been croaking in the evenings.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
This was opened and out sprang a frog.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
I do believe it is an angel-frog!
"Stories of Many Lands" by Grace Greenwood
On the linen two frogs were sitting.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
THE MARRIAGE OF THE FROG AND THE MOUSE.
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
There are two American Negro Folk Rhymes in our collection: "Frog in a Mill" and "Tree Frogs," which are oddities in "language.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
You see both frog and pig are absolutely without light and shade.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
The white frogs move round in one direction, and the black ones the opposite way.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
When it moved it jumped like a frog, and with every spring it covered half a mile of ground.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
But with the frog it is not so.
"Every Girl's Book" by George F. Butler
Yes, it was a green frog.
"Harper's Young People, September 28, 1880" by Various
Duckling and Frog, 728.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
The babies of frogs will become but frogs, hey?
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
The Snake taught the Frog to hiss, and the Frog taught the Snake to croak.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Frogs are even more remarkable in this respect.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Norman swerved in his floating leap to strike the struggling flier and frog-men.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
At last the red frog was stunned, and could then be swallowed at leisure.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
You see that our good frog is not such a disgusting creature, in spite of his shabby coat.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
But no sooner had they embarked than boats, fountains, and lake vanished, and the frogs were frogs once more.
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
I ain't going to be held up by no frog-spawn.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
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In poetry:

(Kok!. . . . . . Korrock!)
Oh! I've had a shock!
I hope and trust it's only just
A frog behind a rock.
"Hist!" by C J Dennis
A frog's a very happy thing,
Cool and green in early spring,
Quick and silver through the pool,
With no thought of books or school.
"Spring Wish" by John Chipman Farrar
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
Thou Rome, thy Frogs yape all in vayne,
thy Scorpions stinges be dull:
Thou Rome, take heede, the Kings on earth,
thy flesh from backe will pull.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
The wild—bees hum round golden bay,
The green frog sings on fig—tree bole,
And, see! down daisy—whitened way
Come the slow steers and swaying pole.
"Florence" by Alfred Austin
Frogs and fat toads were there to hop or plod
And propagate in peace, an uncouth crew,
Where velvet-headed rushes rustling nod
And spill the morning dew.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Another country star celebrates a birthday during the "Frog Days of Winter", 2012.
A group of students from the Mather School during a recent excursion to the Frog Pond: from left, D'Naja Alexandra of Dorchester, Sabrina Berrouet of Dorchester and Aniya of Dorchester, second from the right, with other friends.
Freaky beetle larvae devour frog predators.
The larvae lure in frogs and toads with enticing movements and then attack.
The "Frog Days Of Summer" have arrived, and here's news for teens who are on vacation and are interested in health care and working in a hospital.
If you look at the pupil of the frogs eye you will see my image in it.
Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown and More.
The Horned Frogs remain winless at home in the Big 12 after forcing overtime with a furious comeback from 10 points down.
We tested for such a voltage dependence of STX block of the Na current in voltage-clamped frog nodes of Ranvier.
The New Orleans Museum of Art resumes its Where Y'Art series tonight with live music and a screening of The Princess and the Frog in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
'Princess and the Frog' to help kick off NOMA 's fall outdoor screening series.
Frog N Snail 3124 N Broadway St 773-661-9166.
Win at UT is more proof that young Frogs have bright future.
The only negative fallout from TCU's ultra-positive season opener Saturday could be how easy it seemed to go for the Horned Frogs.
Frog Design's Scott Jenson Want to Overthrow the Desktop Paradigm.
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In science:

Durrett (1996, private communication), who also suggested the term “frog model”.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
This fact in turn follows from a domination of the frog model by branching random walk.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
Popov (2001) The shape theorem for the frog model.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
As we can see, all target shapes have been approximated to a good degree, with the exception perhaps of the frog.
Epigenetic Tracking, a Method to Generate Arbitrary Shapes By Using Evolutionary-Developmental Techniques
One variant of this setting is the so-called Frog Model (corresponding to our Broadcasting scenario), where initially one of m agents is active (i.e., is performing a random walk), while the remaining agents do not move.
Infectious Random Walks
Time stepping of this model is performed by the leap-frog scheme for all hyperbolic terms and Euler scheme for the dissipative terms.
Boundary conditions control for a Shallow-Water model
An explicit leap-frog scheme would avoid this drawback.
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
There seems to be a considerable phenotypic plasticity within organisms that does not require any genotypic changes. (See [244] for a review.) On the other hand, genetic changes smaller than those between two very similar frog species seem to have given rise to the large phenotypic differences among mammals [245].
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
The interior Cauchy evolution was carried out using an unconstrained leap frog scheme.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
The characteristic evolution also used a leap frog scheme for the evolution between retarded time levels u, while numerically integrating the hypersurface equations outward along the characteristics.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
In figure 1, we show schematic pictures of the usual leap-frog and FAST methods.
FAST: A Fully Asynchronous Split Time-Integrator for Self-Gravitating Fluid
The computational cost of gravitational force in FAST becomes half of the leap-frog method in this case.
FAST: A Fully Asynchronous Split Time-Integrator for Self-Gravitating Fluid
When we use the FAST method, we asynchronously integrate gravity and hydrodynamics by the leap-frog method with different time-steps for gravity (Eq.
FAST: A Fully Asynchronous Split Time-Integrator for Self-Gravitating Fluid
The integration of galaxy particles is performed by the leap-frog method with the Tree method for the force estimation.
FAST: A Fully Asynchronous Split Time-Integrator for Self-Gravitating Fluid
It is an iterative multistep method employing a leap-frog scheme to attain 3rd order accuracy in time.
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
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