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Definitions

  • 1) The plant Vigna aconitifolia, known as moth bean.
  • 2) A usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae.
  • 3) A clothes moth.
  • 4) Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from butterflies by their nocturnal activity, hairlike or feathery antennae, stout bodies, and the frenulum that holds the front and back wings together.
  • 5) obsolete A mote.
  • 6) (Zoöl.) Any nocturnal lepidopterous insect, or any not included among the butterflies
  • 7) (Zoöl.) any plant louse of the genus Aleurodes, and related genera. They are injurious to various plants.
  • 8) (Zoöl.) the goatsucker.
  • 9) Anything which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
  • 10) (Zoöl.) a dipterous insect of the genus Bychoda, having fringed wings.
  • 11) (Bot.) a common herb of the genus Verbascum (Verbascum Blattaria), having large wheel-shaped yellow or whitish flowers.
  • 12) (Zoöl.) a clothes moth. See Miller, 3, (a).
  • 13) (Zoöl.) Any one of various other insects that destroy woolen and fur goods, etc., esp. the larvæ of several species of beetles of the genera Dermestes and Anthrenus. Carpet moths are often the larvæ of Anthrenus. See Carpet beetle, under Carpet, Dermestes, Anthrenus.
  • 14) (Zoöl.) Any lepidopterous insect that feeds upon garments, grain, etc.. See these terms under Clothes, Grain, etc.
  • 15) typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae
  • 16) An obsolete variant of mote.
  • 17) Figuratively, one who or that which gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes anything.
  • 18) A nocturnal or crepuscular lepidopterous insect; a member of the order Lepidoptera and suborder Heterocera.
  • 19) In India, a trailing dwarf bean, Phaseolus aconitifolius, cultivated for food and fodder. Also called Turkish gram. See gram.
  • 20) Any larva that destroys woolen fabrics.
  • 21) intransitive To hunt for moths.

Definitions

  • 1) A use of surgical tape, cut into thin strips and placed across an open wound to hold it closed.
  • 2) A swimming stroke in which a swimmer lying face down draws both arms upward out of the water, thrusts them forward, and draws them back under the water in an hourglass design while performing a dolphin kick.
  • 3) A race or a leg of a race in which this stroke is swum.
  • 4) Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, having four broad, usually colorful wings, and generally distinguished from the moths by having a slender body and knobbed antennae and being active during the day.
  • 5) A feeling of unease or mild nausea caused especially by fearful anticipation.
  • 6) A person interested principally in frivolous pleasure.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) the ocellated blenny (Blennius ocellaris) of Europe. See Blenny. The term is also applied to the flying gurnard.
  • 8) (Mech.) a kind of double clack valve, consisting of two semicircular clappers or wings hinged to a cross rib in the pump bucket. When open it somewhat resembles a butterfly in shape.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.
  • 10) See under Asclepias.
  • 11) (Zoöl.) the ocellated blenny (Blennius ocellaris) of Europe. See Blenny. The term is also applied to the flying gurnard.
  • 12) (Zoöl.) a shell of the genus Voluta.
  • 13) (Mech.) a kind of double clack valve, consisting of two semicircular clappers or wings hinged to a cross rib in the pump bucket. When open it somewhat resembles a butterfly in shape.
  • 14) (Zoöl.) a shell of the genus Voluta.
  • 15) (Zoöl.) A general name for the numerous species of diurnal Lepidoptera.
  • 16) a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
  • 17) diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • 18) Figuratively, a person whose attention is given up to a variety of trifles of any kind; one incapable of steady application; a showily dressed, vain, and giddy person.
  • 19) An herb otherwise called ragwort. Kersey, 1708.
  • 20) A local name for a mussel, Plagiola securis, found in the Mississippi river: so called from the shape of the valves. The shell is used in the pearl-button industry.
  • 21) The common English name of any diurnal lepidopterous insect; especially, one of the rhopalocerous Lepidoptera, corresponding to the old Linnean genus Papilio, called distinctively the butterflies. See Diurna, Rhopalocera, Lepidoptera, and Papilio.
  • 22) A kind of flat made-up neck-tie.
  • 23) To cut almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly.
  • 24) To cut strips of surgical tape or plasters into thin strips, and place across a gaping wound to close it.
  • 25) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
  • 26) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
  • 27) flutter like a butterfly
  • 28) To cut and spread open and flat, as shrimp.

Examples

  • 1) The common clothes moth also feeds on tweed, sheepskin and fur.
  • 2) Explore tropical moths and butterflies in the giant maze and butterfly house.
  • 3) They are one of the most easily identifiable of the small moths.
  • 4) WHAT'S causing white sticky spots on my moth orchids?
  • 5) Now is the time to guard against destructive clothes moths.
  • 6) Butterfly Conservation is appealing for sightings of moths and butterflies at bit.
  • 7) WHAT puts white spots on my moth orchid?
  • 8) WHAT causes a fine web to form on the leaves of my moth orchid?
  • 9) WHAT are the white fluffy bits on my moth orchid?
  • 10) MY moth orchid has patches of white fur on the leaves.
  • 11) All hawk moths are chunky things with serious wings on them: they seem more like honorary birds than insects.
  • 12) Yet show me a clothes moth and I am transformed.
  • 13) We are speaking, of course, about clothes moths.
  • 14) Clothes moths have been around for 25,000 years, or so it is thought.
  • 15) Lime hawk moth moth is named after the hawk because it capable of powerful, long- distance flight.
  • 16) It reported a 20 per cent surge in calls about clothes moths following the mild, wet winter.
  • 17) We can only conduct our counts on quiet lanes, as these small, ghostly moths cannot be easily seen against the lights of oncoming vehicles.
  • 18) The brain of a moth is about the size of a grain of rice.
  • 19) Melanism in the peppered moth is known from breeding experiments to be a standard genetic trait following Mendelian inheritance.
  • 20) The moth is immobilize inside a plastic tube mounted atop the 6-inch-tall wheeled robot.
  • 21) The audience of thirty sat in moth-eaten velvet armchairs covered by blankets.
  • 22) Among them the atlas moth is found, measuring from eight to ten inches across its wings.
  • 23) The Golden language we were sent to analyze -- we call it moth because there's a chunk in the name that sounds like 'moth' -- that Golden language has vowels and consonants too.
  • 24) Whether their kind possesses the wingspread of a Lucifer or a moth is a question better left to theologians.
  • 25) ‘Bats and nocturnal moths take to the wing, while butterflies settle and flowers begin to close their petals.’
  • 26) ‘This is a bacterium that is only harmful to Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths.’
  • 27) ‘Butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, cardinals, bluejays and more visited our gardens.’
  • 28) ‘Butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and other pollinators will come for the banquet too.’
  • 29) ‘The adult insect is a moth with silvery-white forewings and brown stripes and black markings on each wing tip.’
  • 30) ‘These bats are strictly insectivorous and may be further limited in diet to moths and butterflies.’
  • 31) ‘She brought with her a collection of bees, butterflies, flies, moths, and others.’
  • 32) ‘I look at the sodium vapour lamps and the thousands of insects and moths inside them.’
  • 33) ‘It won't discriminate between pest caterpillars and those of desirable moths and butterflies.’
  • 34) ‘There's the butterfly house, a riot of colourful plants and animals with more than 60 species of butterflies and moths.’
  • 35) ‘This is despite it being no more than six feet wide in places and a haven for birds, mammals, butterflies, moths and wild flowers.’
  • 36) ‘More than half of Britain's 2,500 species of butterflies and moths are found here.’
  • 37) ‘They will turn into chrysalises and, after a few weeks, into butterflies or moths.’
  • 38) ‘But it turns out that the moths do not rest on tree trunks during the day.’
  • 39) ‘The network of mature hedges, the areas of long grass and the ponds and streams means there are plenty of insects, especially moths, for the bats to feed on.’
  • 40) ‘These in turn are attracted by night-scented flowers which attract moths and night-flying insects.’
  • 41) ‘Not until spring was the box opened again, when great was my amazement to find a big moth flapping its wings!’
  • 42) ‘Does a moth flapping its wings in Timbuktu have any effect on a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean?’
  • 43) ‘With the exception of a few moths, all adult Lepidoptera have two pairs of wings.’
  • 44) ‘A variety of insects, including some beetles and moths, mimic bees and wasps.’
  • 45) ‘These are the herbs that were used in medieval times to deter moths and fleas from clothing and people.’
  • 46) ‘Damage from moths, mildew or vermin is also not covered, so if the rats eat your clothes, tough luck Charlie.’

Examples

  • 1) He has been recognised for his work to protect butterflies and moths.
  • 2) She wore a beautiful ivory dress with butterflies on and one of my bridesmaids carried her.
  • 3) There have been large numbers here and there of one of the other big colourful butterflies, the red admiral.
  • 4) This means that butterflies and many insects have disappeared or are becoming extremely rare.
  • 5) The large blue butterfly has been brought back.
  • 6) One of my favourite dresses was the butterfly one.
  • 7) They look more like moths than butterflies.
  • 8) Will the butterflies bounce back next year?
  • 9) At the same time our bees and butterflies have halved in number.
  • 10) When they fly up they look like large butterflies.
  • 11) Your social butterfly side will emerge as you flit from party to party tonight.
  • 12) Small copper and common blue butterflies may also be seen.
  • 13) She is the butterfly to their moths.
  • 14) We made our way back along the butterfly paths.
  • 15) The large colourful butterflies are coming out on the wing again.
  • 16) Bees and butterflies will love it.
  • 17) He finished a highly creditable fifth in the 200m butterfly.
  • 18) Watch out for otters, rare birds and butterflies.
  • 19) This is a great way to encourage habitats for insects, butterflies and birds.
  • 20) The monarch butterfly migration is one of the natural world's great spectacles.
  • 21) With an effort, he kept himself from using the term butterfly catchers, “... gentlemen.”
  • 22) The term butterfly effect comes from chaos theory, where final outcomes can be completely unexpected given a very small initial impetus.
  • 23) From women young to old, the butterfly is a universal symbol of beauty, freedom, and rebirth.
  • 24) One that I think of as a butterfly is a woman who “shelved” my kitty-cat.
  • 25) Of course, it was just Easter and the butterfly is a great metaphor for the soul for Christians as well, but it also works for ME.
  • 26) I think the Greeks found something ominous or uncanny, something not to be lightly spoken of, in that all but disembodied spirit which we call a butterfly, and they called by the name of ψυχη {psychê}, the Soul.
  • 27) The pixelated MSN butterfly is pretty horrifying, but I like the idea.
  • 28) This could be because of my ramblings about a certain butterfly that was a constant visitor to us this summer .... but she gets excited with the concept and that makes me feel comfortable with it.
  • 29) It is a piece of chipboard cut from my Big Shot using the scallop square die cut and then decorated using the Kind and Caring Thoughts hostess stamp set and the butterfly from the Good Friend stamp set.
  • 30) We were there during the off season when there are few if any tourists there and unless one is especially interested in butterfly migration, I recommend the off season since part of the charm of this place is its seclusion.
  • 31) ‘The Peaks are also a stronghold for the striking green hairstreak butterfly and the emperor moth, which feeds on heather.’
  • 32) ‘In the windows passers-by will see a plethora of wildlife, including butterflies, insects and moths, which have lived in the building at one point in its history.’
  • 33) ‘This is a bacteria that is only harmful to Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths.’
  • 34) ‘Bombyx shares this problem with other moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera).’
  • 35) ‘Secondary pollinators were diurnal hawk moths and butterflies.’
  • 36) ‘Tiny scales cover the adult butterfly's wings that aid them during these critical searches.’
  • 37) ‘There were colourful butterflies, moths, monkeys and lizards and for visitors all this wonderful wildlife could be seem from walkways strung high in the air from the upper branches.’
  • 38) ‘They are absurd, attractive, brightly coloured butterflies about to be pinned down by the coming conflict in Europe.’
  • 39) ‘Where have all the butterflies, moths and bees gone?’
  • 40) ‘These are visited by a diverse array of animals, including bees, hawk moths, beetles, butterflies, long-tongued flies, hummingbirds and bats.’
  • 41) ‘She brought with her a collection of bees, butterflies, flies, moths, and others.’
  • 42) ‘As well as their important compost-creating role, nettles also provide excellent food for some butterflies and moths and are much-loved by ladybirds.’
  • 43) ‘Though some plants are pollinated by bats, birds, butterflies, moths, and wasps, most of the work is done by bees.’
  • 44) ‘The real kicker for this cover is its silvery, holographic pattern of a butterfly's wing as a background to the larger white silhouette.’
  • 45) ‘There's the butterfly house, a riot of colourful plants and animals with more than 60 species of butterflies and moths.’
  • 46) ‘The toxins derived from this variety are toxic only to the larvae of butterflies and moths.’
  • 47) ‘For example, the differences between forewings and hindwings of insects with two pairs of wings, such as butterflies, are probably regulated by the Ubx gene.’
  • 48) ‘Large numbers of butterflies and moths are flying in most fields and another generation of many pests is likely.’
  • 49) ‘In his museum at Tring, which is just north-west of London, he had two and a quarter million butterflies and moths alone.’
  • 50) ‘We find many examples of this in insects, such as butterflies and Orthopterans.’
  • 51) ‘When you stand and look down at the seed bed you see butterfly shapes strung along a black pipe, for the water has gently washed the ground into four linked circles at each irrigation point.’
  • 52) ‘All the bauhinias have two-lobed butterfly leaves.’
  • 53) ‘Tina Hyland was wearing butterfly clips in her hair.’
  • 54) ‘Is it because the shop was out of butterfly clips?’
  • 55) ‘My brother's blue wide apart butterfly wing eyes, a lazy eye made them look wider, and curly eyelashes.’
  • 56) ‘She had jazzed up her short curls with butterfly clips.’
  • 57) ‘Her long, straight blond hair was piled messily on top of her head and twinkled with sparkly butterfly clips and hairpins.’
  • 58) ‘Just then Delilah skipped up, her blonde hair pulled back into sparkly butterfly clips.’
  • 59) ‘Of course, the tiny, sparkly magenta butterfly clips in the man's hair still bothered Kyle a bit.’
  • 60) ‘Bizcochito, an anise-flavored sugar cookie molded by hand into a butterfly shape.’
  • 61) ‘Her long bangs stayed in place, pulled back by dark purple butterfly clips.’
  • 62) ‘I twisted back half my hair with 3 butterfly clips and left the rest long and curly.’
  • 63) ‘The butterfly hair clip, however, lay with wings down on her dresser, as if mocking her resolve.’
  • 64) ‘Examples for this progress are the discovery of the genetic basis for the evolution of butterfly wing patterns and for the evolution of arthropod body regions.’
  • 65) ‘Ji Ah's eyelids fluttered like butterfly wings, and were laced with delicate blue veins, and defined by thick lashes.’
  • 66) ‘She shuddered slightly and I dug through the basket on the back of the toilet, pulling out a butterfly clip and pulling back her bangs with it before staring to braid the rest.’
  • 67) ‘To make butterfly, moth, or dragonfly wings, cut vellum into symmetrical curves.’
  • 68) ‘Back on the ground, we sat up straight and drew our feet together into a butterfly.’
  • 69) ‘This recipe will make a Victoria sandwich or alternatively will make approximately 18 butterfly cakes.’
  • 70) ‘The box stated that it made 16 butterfly cakes, which are basically plain fairy cakes, with the top sliced off, filled with icing and then the top of the cake is halved and put back on to look like wings.’
  • 71) ‘Are you kind of a social butterfly, do you think?’
  • 72) ‘I not a social butterfly per se, but I like to go out.’
  • 73) ‘I always had friends, but I was never a social butterfly.’
  • 74) ‘But Max, who is actually much more of a social butterfly than I am, insisted.’
  • 75) ‘Her entries range from those of a social butterfly, flitting from one society event to another, to horrific accounts of the bombing of Berlin and Vienna.’
  • 76) ‘Even though I was a social butterfly for the most part, any time I didn't have anything to do, I would drink.’
  • 77) ‘The social butterfly was also a very hard worker.’
  • 78) ‘I have decided that I'm not cut out to be a social butterfly.’
  • 79) ‘If you are a quiet mouse you can never become a social butterfly.’
  • 80) ‘We're not social butterflies so we don't do all that much of that.’
  • 81) ‘And the page was not the preferred location for social butterflies.’
  • 82) ‘Social butterflies were in their element during Seniors Week 2002, which came to a close on the weekend.’
  • 83) ‘After years of hiding away, will they suddenly become social butterflies, ready to take on the world?’
  • 84) ‘She seemed a social butterfly to him, and in one morning, she had already been invited to five places, and she assured all five people she'd call them and discuss details.’
  • 85) ‘As I've already said, I'm not exactly a social butterfly.’
  • 86) ‘Beth has never exactly been the social butterfly.’
  • 87) ‘And while I'm the first to admit that I'm not a social butterfly or anything, I'm not really hated either.’
  • 88) ‘In result, she's the social butterfly of our little triangle.’
  • 89) ‘It started off like any other school year; Liz being a social butterfly, and me being totally silent around her other friends.’
  • 90) ‘Friday still will be family night, although our daughter, Adrienne, is 14 and has become a social butterfly.’
  • 91) ‘Nervous butterflies fluttered in her stomach every time a messenger or lower official left Orwell's tent for fear that it might be Smith.’
  • 92) ‘Marie shook her head; trying to ward off the butterflies fluttering nervously about in her stomach.’
  • 93) ‘I'm not yet a good driver, nor a completely confident one but at least the idea of doing it no longer sets butterflies fluttering in my stomach.’
  • 94) ‘With butterflies fluttering in their stomachs, pupils flocked to their schools to find out if all their hard work had paid off.’
  • 95) ‘This was to be my first real public duty as a guardsman and butterflies fluttered in my stomach.’
  • 96) ‘My heart pounded, and the butterflies in my stomach fluttered.’
  • 97) ‘The rest of the week flew by, and as Friday rehearsal rolled around, I was getting nervous butterflies in my stomach.’
  • 98) ‘No, I was thinking about how the light shined into his hair and how his nervous chuckle caused butterflies in my stomach.’
  • 99) ‘I began to feel the beginnings of butterflies fluttering in my stomach.’
  • 100) ‘He still felt a great sensation of butterflies in his stomach though, now more so than ever, as he had no idea what to expect.’
  • 101) ‘Oh, how she missed those mystifying green eyes and that dashingly handsome smile that sent fluttering butterflies down her stomach.’
  • 102) ‘Their eyes locked and Lily felt the butterflies fluttering in her stomach.’
  • 103) ‘His stance was relaxed, almost lazy and languid, and I felt butterflies fluttering around my stomach when he caught my gaze and held it.’
  • 104) ‘His Adam's apple bobbed up and down, which sent butterflies fluttering in her stomach.’
  • 105) ‘The way Michael was looking Jessica over made the butterflies in her stomach flutter and spin.’
  • 106) ‘My heart was beating against the walls of my rib cage and there was a flutter of butterflies in my stomach.’
  • 107) ‘She felt the butterflies fluttering in her stomach and she prayed they would never go away.’
  • 108) ‘I exclaimed with a smile trying to hide the nervous butterflies in my stomach.’
  • 109) ‘Lethya walked down the hall, butterflies fluttering in her stomach.’
  • 110) ‘Amanda felt the butterflies in her stomach flutter their wings as she approached the stables.’
  • 111) ‘Her only weak stroke was the butterfly, and this stood in the way of her improving in the IM events.’
  • 112) ‘She is also the only woman to have won golds in three different strokes - freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.’
  • 113) ‘Performing drills that focus on breathing, timing and acceleration can help a swimmer grasp the finer points of swimming butterfly.’
  • 114) ‘Reese predicts that the bulk of the team's points will come from middle distance freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and diving.’
  • 115) ‘He was second in freestyle, third in both backstroke and butterfly and fourth in breaststroke.’
  • 116) ‘If you take a forward breath in butterfly, the idea is to keep your eyes down and your head low.’
  • 117) ‘Two kicks give roughly the same distance as a full butterfly stroke.’
  • 118) ‘This includes butterfly obviously another dangerous swimming stroke!’
  • 119) ‘For butterfly, your hands will continue to press the water under your body.’
  • 120) ‘Backstroke and butterfly are OK, but they're not as good as the other two.’
  • 121) ‘After you've taught the butterfly, add dolphin kick on the back to backstroke instruction.’
  • 122) ‘In the open gala, Amy Clayden produced superb form to claim gold in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle and a silver in the individual medley.’
  • 123) ‘This exercise also plays a vital role in swimming during stroke recovery in the freestyle, butterfly and backstroke.’
  • 124) ‘Jenny's freestyle refinements might not have happened if she had not been hungry to swim a better butterfly.’
  • 125) ‘When swimming the butterfly, the breathing pattern all depends on the hips.’
  • 126) ‘Any swimming stroke will help improve your stride, but the butterfly translates best to cross-country skiing.’
  • 127) ‘In butterfly, shoulder flexibility can facilitate the arm recovery and can save energy for the important underwater pull.’
  • 128) ‘She then backed up to win a bronze medal behind the USA's Thompson in the 50m butterfly in a time of 26.53.’
  • 129) ‘In the butterfly, Marshall ranks among the national leaders, as does Torpey.’
  • 130) ‘The other butterfly champs, Jedrejczak and Kammerling, finished second and third.’
  • 131) ‘We decided to go with the 12-pounder and the man cut its head off, cut its tail off, shaved off the scales, butterflied it and deboned it.’
  • 132) ‘So I butterflied it - yielding two pieces that were about 1/2 an inch thick.’
  • 133) ‘Go to your local butcher and ask for two tenderloin steaks to be butterflied to about a one centimetre thickness.’
  • 134) ‘When ordered, the hot dogs are split lengthwise and butterflied on the grill for one last blast of heat.’
  • 135) ‘These shrimp stand in silent rebuke to their unfortunate cousins that are butterflied and flattened by less sensitive restaurants.’
  • 136) ‘The only fried food I took issue with here was the shrimp, butterflied and flattened to the point where any juices they had once possessed were only a memory.’
  • 137) ‘The red snapper we had chosen came to the table deboned and butterflied, where it was served onto our plates with a garnish of endive, radicchio, lemon wedges and capers.’
  • 138) ‘He carries lamb in medallions, butterflied, frenched, minced, diced, sliced and stroganoffed.’
  • 139) ‘We had some the other night as a treat, butterflied and grilled.’
  • 140) ‘Generally in Tasmania fresh quail is sold butterflied.’
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