green frog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n green frog similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada
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Usage

In literature:

The canal was always damp, and a few frogs and green snakes made it their summer home.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
A fat green frog jumped up in his face and so startled him that he nearly fell backwards in the water.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Then, clattering over the frogs, green lights flashing from the trolley wire, the speeding journey was begun.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
For himself Mr. Frog preferred a dark green suit, somewhat spotted, and a white waistcoat.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The green frog that took refuge on our porch last night was no more real.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
This spirit was a little green frog with a white belly.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
Alarmed at their approach, some Frogs fled distractedly into the green sedge.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
In this swamp were no rich nor beautiful ladies, but only a poor, green, croaking frog.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
There was a green frog's head!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Perhaps a little toad or a few green frogs.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

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
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
Within its channel glares the creek and shrinks,
Beneath whose rocks the furtive crawfish hides
In stagnant places, where the green frog blinks,
And water-spider glides.
"Heat" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Suppose the April flower-beds,
Down in the garden spaces,
Were made with green frog-blanket spreads
And caterpillar-cases;
Or oak trees locked their trunks to hide
The countless rings they keep inside!
"April" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Frequent from neighbouring village-green
Came sounds of laughter, faintly keen,
And barks of well-known dogs,
While she, the hot sun overhead,
Her lonely watery way must tread
In mud and weeds and frogs!
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
The pond, above which evening bent
To gaze upon her gypsy face;
Wherein the twinkling night would trace
A vague, inverted firmament;
In which the green frogs tuned their bass,
And firefly sparkles came and went.
"Friends" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

My love affair with pickles began when I was a child growing up in an outsized Catholic family in Williamsburg, Va. Our pickles were whole cucumbers "hot packed" in a suspiciously frog-green vinegar, cheap and plentiful in giant Heinz jars.
"It's not that easy, bein ' green," Kermit the Frog first lamented in 1970.
The short, trim professor hovers, carefully checking the fluid and the frogs, glistening and mottled green in their makeshift miniaquariums.
The year was 1970, the show was Sesame Street, the crooner was Kermit the Frog and the song was "Bein' Green" a lament about how 'it's not easy being green.
Frog legs marinated in Vermont maple syrup brine, coated in light buttermilk breading, and served with Georgia's Ascher bleu cheese and a green apple-celery salad.
Kelly Joe Phelps slides into the Green Frog on Oct 12.
Among the more than 350 new species found in the Himalayas is the Rhacophorus suffry, a bright green frog in northeast India that uses its long, webbed feet to glide in the air.
Jeff Hage/Green Frog Photo Kent Communications Inc President Brian Quist.
Uncle Willie and The Cheadle Cup (2008) — That Frog (2009) — Secret at Chipping at Green (2009), all by Sam Connery.
It's easy 'Bein Green' when Kermit the Frog joins CeeLo Green in duet on NBC's 'The Voice'.
CeeLo Green performs with Kermit the Frog.
CeeLo Green performs with Kermit the Frog .
Filmmaker Allison Argo shares her stories from the making of Frogs: The Thin Green Line .
The Thin Green Line What You Can Do to Help the Frogs.
Watch the full episode of Frogs: The Thin Green Line .
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