true frog

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true frog insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
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Usage

In literature:

What is true of the muscles of the frog holds good also for the human muscles; they too are very susceptible to the passage of a current.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884" by Various
I consider myself a true sportsman, and I do not like such tame game as mice or frogs.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
For example, frogs and toads develop from tadpoles, which in all essentials are true gill-breathing fish.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
To this order belong the true bugs, the plant lice, leaf hoppers, frog hoppers, cicadas, etc.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
The true tree-frogs or tree-toads (Hylidae) constitute a family especially well represented in tropical America.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

The Horned Frogs have played 16 true freshman this season, tied with Texas for the most in college football.
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