spring frog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spring frog common North American green or brownish frog having white-edged dark oval spots
    • n spring frog similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada
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Usage

In literature:

Winter shuts the bull-frog up like a four-bladed jack-knife, and he does not open until the blades are started by the Spring.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870" by Various
A frog down by the spring set up a dismal croaking.
"Two Little Knights of Kentucky" by Annie Fellows Johnston
So he told Grandfather Frog just where the spring was and how to get to it.
"The Adventures of Grandfather Frog" by Thornton W. Burgess
A frog has lodged itself in the opening of the spring, this prevents the flow of water.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
It takes only a single frog to make the spring-time.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
Each spring I entrust some casual little boy with a pail; he brings it back full of frog-spawn and receives sixpence.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
There was a warm spring wind, and frogs were peeping.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Ferdinand Frog saw Mr. Crow spring up and go tearing off towards the woods.
"The Tale of Ferdinand Frog" by Arthur Scott Bailey
A frog has lodged itself in the opening of the spring, this prevents the flow of water.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
Lizards and frogs appeared from nowhere and endeavoured to inform us that spring was approaching.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
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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
"God grant the men who spring from me,
As knowledge waxeth deep and splendid,
To find a loftier pedigree
Than any by the Lord intended—
Frog, slug, or tree!
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

View full size Cory Morse The Grand Rapids Press A tree frog sits on a fence post next to a house light that was attracting bugs in Spring Lake Township Tuesday evening, August 16, 2011.
Sure signs of spring: Frogs, broken bones, ungrateful children.
There's a frog under my couch, an unmistakable sign of spring.
Saturday until the end of April, yarn will be wrapped around trees, benches, fences and the metal frog in Thrasher Park as part of the "Spring into Yarn" bombing project.
Director-conductor Colin Keating made a smashing local debut with his handling of the beguiling pocket musical A Year With Frog and Toad last spring at Appleseed Productions.
The evening air of late January and February is usually soft and mild, with occasional sounds from early spring peepers along with other frogs and toads.
These sites are visited three times during the spring when frogs and toads are actively breeding.
Usually, you think of frogs during spring and summer.
Saturday until the end of April, yarn will be wrapped around trees, benches, fences and the metal frog in Thrasher Park as part of the "Spring into Yarn " bombing project.
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