snake feeder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake feeder slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
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Usage

In literature:

Freckles sat so quietly that soon the brim of his hat was covered with snake-feeders, rasping their crisp wings and singing while they rested.
"Freckles" by Gene Stratton-Porter
What child is there that is not familiar with the insect commonly known as the dragon-fly, snake doctor or snake feeder?
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
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In poetry:

Towards the stream; wherein are seen
Stealing gar and darting minnow;
Over which snake-feeders winnow
Wings of black and green.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein