lightning bug

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lightning bug:

see fireflyfirefly
or lightning bug,
small, luminescent, carnivorous beetle of the family Lampyridae. Fireflies are well represented in temperate regions, although the majority of species are tropical and subtropical.
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What Mark Twain once famously observed about the nuances of communication could also be said about the fragility of relationship: "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the differenc between lightning and a lightning bug.
A single SAC unit operating in theater set the standard for intelligence acquisition: Between its first operational mission in August 1964 and the last one in June 1975, the 350th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron flew 3,466 Lightning Bug sorties.
Our lightning bugs, more restrained in this more temperate climate, disdain such group rituals.
dragonflies, and lightning bugs (or fireflies), and those people tend to loathe (boll weevils and fleas).
After a childhood of learning in a one-room schoolhouse carrying her lunch in a lard pail and enjoying lightning bugs mud pies and rainbows Latha becomes an adult in 1917 as the Great War takes her two suitors away.
Hunter recently referred to a story his grandfather used to tell him about lightning bugs in Arkansas.
Ao Then she went inside and e-mailed the neighborhood listserv: AoMillions of lightning bugs.
I had a jar of lightning bugs in my pocket and the lid was off.
a four-year-old company, offers Lightning Bugs gummies, which include light-up tongs that grab flavorful gummy "bugs.
I remember going to sleep, chuckling at the nighttime antics of fellow campmates in their sleeping bags while frogs sang and lightning bugs sparkled.
Soon the sun will go away and we have to hurry, We want to be gone before the lightning bugs arrive, before "Miss Blue" gets home from work.
Like slow-burning stars, lightning bugs seem to dot the nighttime landscape in Stephen Taylor's backyard.