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Coppers

 

a group of closely related butterfly genera (Lycaena, Heodes, and Thersamonia) of the family Lycaenidae. In the past such insects were regarded as belonging to a single genus, Chrysophanus. The wings are red-gold or, less commonly, brown or light blue. The caterpillars, which resemble wood lice in shape, feed on the leaves of herbaceous plants of the families Polygonaceae and Leguminosae. The insects are distributed mainly in Europe and Asia. Of the approximately 20 species occurring in the USSR, many are found only in the high meadows of Middle Asia and Transcaucasia. The two most common species are Heodes virgaureae and Lycaena phlaeas. The former has a wingspread of 30–35 mm and flies from June to August. The caterpillars feed on sorrel. The species is distributed in meadows in the forest zone of Europe and Asia. L. phlaeas has a wingspread of 25–30 mm. There are two generations: the first generation of butterflies flies in May and June, and the second in July and August. The caterpillars develop on sorrel and marjoram. The species is distributed in the northern hemisphere (except the far north).

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Dorothy stepped inside the little room to get a back view of the copper man, and in this way discovered a printed card that hung between his shoulders, it being suspended from a small copper peg at the back of his neck.
gasped the yellow hen, in amazement; "if the copper man can do half of these things he is a very wonderful machine.
If he rubbed once, the dog that sat on the chest of copper appeared; if he rubbed twice, there came the dog that watched over the silver chest; and if he rubbed three times, the one that guarded the gold appeared.
They all say she is very pretty, but what's the use of that if she has to sit for ever in the great copper castle with all the towers?
So, for want of better, I talked to myself; I declaimed in the copper box which covered my head, thereby expending more air in vain words than was perhaps wise.
There was something so natural and winning in Clara's resigned way of looking at these stores in detail, as Herbert pointed them out, - and something so confiding, loving, and innocent, in her modest manner of yielding herself to Herbert's embracing arm - and something so gentle in her, so much needing protection on Mill Pond Bank, by Chinks's Basin, and the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk, with Old Barley growling in the beam - that I would not have undone the engagement between her and Herbert, for all the money in the pocket-book I had never opened.
When I had taken leave of the pretty gentle dark-eyed girl, and of the motherly woman who had not outlived her honest sympathy with a little affair of true love, I felt as if the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk had grown quite a different place.
I will make no medicine," he said, "until I have the goats and the mat and the copper wire.
Bukawai, fearful lest he should lose any recompense, followed Momaya with the intention of persuading her to part with her ornaments of copper and iron against her return with the price of the medicine--to pay, as it were, for an option on his services as one pays a retaining fee to an attorney, for, like an attorney, Bukawai knew the value of his medicine and that it was well to collect as much as possible in advance.
For two days after my arrival at the Copper Beeches my life was very quiet; on the third, Mrs.
The problem, therefore, was either to make steel wire a better conductor, or to produce a copper wire that would be strong enough.
Then he unlocked the copper chest and lifted the lid, and Dorothy saw it was full of shining tools of all sorts and shapes.