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polliwog:

see tadpoletadpole,
larval, aquatic stage of any of the amphibian animals. After hatching from the egg, the tadpole, sometimes called a polliwog, is gill-breathing and legless and propels itself by means of a tail.
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So much critical attention has surrounded John Augustus Stone's 1829 melodrama, Metamora; or, the Last of the Wampanoags, that its stepsister, John Brougham's 1847 burlesque, Metamora; or, the Last of the Pollywogs, almost has been forgotten.
Are we bees or bears, or are they somehow akin to the mysteries of glee and orgasm and why small boys stand by the conundrums embedded in the mud of a pond, then reach from the bank or roll their pant legs up and wade after salamanders, water snakes, pollywogs, and perhaps a reflection of what have you ?
I would get my boys out of the classroom, and we'd be in a field all day long chasing tadpoles and pollywogs and looking at swamp water.
Part III will examine the current day ritual, outlining the passage of the pollywogs from days before the crossing until they receive their shellback certificates.
In this sense, Son may be taken as an earlier, more radical deconstruction of the sentimental Indian as seen in such nineteenth-century works as John Brougham's burlesque Metamora; or, The Last of the Pollywogs (1847), a parody of John Augustus Stone's Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags; Herman Melville's "The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating" in The Confidence-Man (1857); and Mark Twain's "The Noble Red Man" (1870) and Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians (unfinished).
Deer-hair Pollywogs (see page74) provide heart-thumping visuals.
He sets sail, but only finds crayfish, dragonflies, pollywogs, turtles, and even a loon.
Upon our return we were elevated from Pollywogs to Shellbacks.
Once they were roommates, pollywogs and pond frogs no longer seemed so scary.
The pollywogs are enticing morsels for a wide range of predators.
One year later, I was on the other side, swinging my length of hose and beating pollywogs unmercifully.
Preschool staff will be on hand to answer questions about the District's two preschool programs for the 2018-19 year, which are the Naperville Park District (NPD) Preschool Academy and Toadstools and Pollywogs Preschool.