Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Alternative form of caddis (larva)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The larva of a caddice fly. These larvæ generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also
caddice worm, or caddis worm.
“The caddice-flies are very interesting insects, owing to the habits of the larvæ of building little cases of wood, stones, or shells, in which they pass their development stages under water.”
“Observations on the structure, adaptations and development of insect larvæ kept in an aquarium, as larva of mosquito, dragon-fly, caddice-fly; spring migration of birds.”
“Bursa: a pouch or sac: a wing pouch in male caddice flies and in connection with a stalked hair pencil.”
“He put the potato blight in the foreground; for, with the instinct of the caddice worm, he felt that this was the piece of bulrush by which he could best float his”
“The caddice larva makes its house of silk and sand and also lines it with a beautiful covering of fine silk.”
“Now, Mollie, I see you have picked up a fine big caddice case.”
“Those lines that look as though some one had been ornamenting the bottom of the brook are made by our caddice larvæ.”
“The caddice larvæ are carnivorous; that is, they eat animal food.”
“You see it did not hurt the caddice larva to take away its house; it immediately went to work to build another.”
“You see the caddice undergoes a complete metamorphosis.”
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