snap-dragon-fly

snap-dragon-fly

has a body of plum pudding and lives on mince pie. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-glass]
See: Insect
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'Look on the branch above your head,' said the Gnat, 'and there you'll find a snap-dragon-fly. Its body is made of plum-pudding, its wings of holly-leaves, and its head is a raisin burning in brandy.'