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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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Nick was afraid that the puddle would dry up before the polliwogs turned into toads.
He is the strongest swimmer of all our little polliwogs.
Frog, "I thought we would be seeing legs on our little polliwogs by now.
Soon the other polliwogs began to tire of polliwog games.
The other polliwogs moved to the edge of the pond and joined their parents in nightly croaking.
At long last, with the rest of the family now gathered on the creek bank shouting instructions and, occasionally, encouragement, I finally made a lucky pass that brought up a total of eight polliwogs, and we headed back to the car.
Now nothing more than a straight shot home, hoping to keep our polliwogs still wogging by the time we arrive, right?
My excuse that I was trying to reach home with polliwogs still alive in a hubcap does sound a bit weak, now that I think about it.
After carrying them in, I discovered that only one polliwog had made it safely to its new home among the dishes in the kitchen sink.
A mom who thinks that puppy dogs And polliwogs are nice?