mud dauber


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mud dauber wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mud dauber (Zoöl) a mud wasp; the mud-dauber.
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In literature:

Old Mud Dauber had distinguished himself chiefly, however, by saving the dam on three separate occasions in time of flood.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
A wasp of the variety commonly called "mud-dauber" last summer built her nest on the ceiling of my room in one corner.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
Some mud-daubers make small cylinders placed side by side.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
It was a blue wasp, a Mud-dauber.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Describe the nests of five or more of the following: spider, honeybee, bumblebee, paper wasp, mud dauber, digger wasp.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The mason-wasps or mud daubers are the most common.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth

In poetry:

And in a sprawling cypress' grot,
Sheltered and safe from flood,
Dirt-daubers each had chosen a spot
To shape his house of mud.
"An Idyl" by John Charles McNeill

In news:

My husband calls creatures like him mud dauber s.
Mud Daubers, Potter Wasps , and Mason Wasps .