polliwog


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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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Soon the other polliwogs began to tire of polliwog games.
Though this took care of his immediate problem, he discovered while floundering around in the water that it was teeming with polliwogs. And guess who wanted to take home a batch of these darling little darting devils?
Our mother calls us back, and we situate ourselves at the dock's edge to poke at the polliwogs that swarm below.
There are no fish in Mono Lake--no frogs, no snakes, no polliwogs --nothing, in fact, that goes to make life desirable.
As soon as winter snows melted in the fields and the last ice thawed in spring, we eagerly visited a nearby pond to see if the polliwogs had hatched.
Those that step forward must prove themselves trustworthy, not polliwogs - tadpoles learning to swim with the frogs in the grown ups' pond.
islands, / like frogs' eggs turning into polliwogs of islands,
She and her best friend Silvia run "off to climb trees or dam the creek or play with kittens or catch polliwogs and roam the woods and hills, as free as sparrows" (14).
MacNaughton, "Promoting Clean Water in Nineteenth-Century Public Policy: Professors, Preachers, and Polliwogs in Kingston, Ontario," Histoire Sociale/Social History 32 (1999): 49-61.
These two books are both about frogs and polliwogs." Text-to-world Independent use of genuine connections were recorded in small group and whole group instruction.
Florian, Douglas LIZARDS, FROGS, AND POLLIWOGS. Il.
Or these forms may be elementally allied to earth in a great variety of ways and with varying degrees of solidity or hardness: examples are berries, breasts (wh ich may be "rocky"), bread crumbs, seeds, sand grains (varied as diamonds), islands, helmets, armored cars, multiple rings of wire or string wrapped around a neck or head, the rounded forms of dead birds and polliwogs. Finally, the rounded forms of liquid spheres may condense to earthy, solid ones: tears turn to seeds, drops to black berries.