sand flea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sand flea small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sand flea (Zoöl) Any species of flea which inhabits, or breeds in, sandy places, especially the common dog flea.
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Usage

In literature:

They wa'n't Cunarder dudes, but they could make a crew hop 'round like a sand-flea in a clam bake.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Well, now see these sand-fleas race.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
Mosquitoes and sand-fleas abounded; but one need not say "good-morning" to mosquitoes and sand-fleas, it is true.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
THE CHIGO, OR SAND-FLEA.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A very teazing sand-flea, which penetrates and breeds under the skin of the feet, but particularly at the toes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Here, except for a few sand fleas, was peace.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Sand-fleas and blowflies become nightriders marauding a new turf of godzilla cars.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
One can see the fleas jumping in the sand in the streets.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
The wet sand was covered with small skipping Sea Fleas, which apparently make a part of their food.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
Thieves, sand-fleas, loafers, riff-raff, haunting the moors and hiding in the thickets.
"The Three Heron's Feathers" by Hermann Sudermann
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In news:

Despite its small size, the Sand Flea, which is able to leap small buildings in a single bound, is pretty super.
The Sand Flea is a reconnaissance robot, recording right through its stunts.
Harmless sand fleas make great Boca bait.
Sand fleas do not live in our homes or on our pets and are not to be confused with those types of fleas.
Starfish and small fish are among many water creatures that feed on sand fleas.
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