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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Sometimes it happens that when we are talking about lightning, clients are focused on lightning bugs.
The best source for this effort in the open literature is William Wagner, Lightning Bugs and Other Reconnaissance Drones (Fallbrook Calif.
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I shrug and the first lightning bug of the night breezes past my face.
Some longtime exhibitors, such as Alsy Lighting, American Lighting, Lightning Bug Ltd.
Mark Twain once wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
The message will in fact be waiting for them, suspended in the night sky over this city in southern Japan--waiting and flashing, like the seductively illegible signals that Japan's most popular winged insect, the lightning bug, uses to find mates for coupling.
The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
He and his friends have had fun playing a game of "catch the lightning bug.
Or consider Dawny, the small boy who first appears in Harington's second novel, Lightning Bug (1970), and makes a return visit in When Angels Rest (1998), in which he goes deaf while screaming after discovering the body of his childhood sweetheart.