from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apple fit to stew or coddle.
- n. An immature apple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frequent form of codling, 2.
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Jack; "but what had that to do with hot codlins: a codlin is a fish, is it not?"
This is the imago or mature form of the insect known as the codlin-moth (it lives on codlins or apples).
The window-shutters were not yet closed, and the fire — and candle-light within radiated forth upon the thick bushes of box and laurestinus growing in clumps outside, and upon the bare boughs of several codlin-trees hanging about in various distorted shapes, the result of early training as espaliers combined with careless climbing into their boughs in later years.
Sir Griffith was a brisk, apple-cheeked man of forty or thereabouts, very fluent of speech in somewhat uncertain English, with fewer ideas in his head than there are pips in a codlin, but what there were of them singularly clear and precise.
The treatment recommended for codlin-moths is also effective for the tent-caterpillar.
The codlin-moth lays its eggs on the fruit about the time of the falling of the blossoms, and the larvae when hatched eat into the young fruit and cause the ordinary wormy apples and pears.
The insects most commonly attacking the apple are the codlin-moth, tent-caterpillar, canker-worm and borer.
This kindness was because the Caddagat orchard had been too infested with codlin moth for grannie to save any last season.
_ -- The codlin-moth lays the eggs that produce the pinkish caterpillar which causes a large proportion of wormy apples and pears.
Among the insects most commonly found on the apple tree are the codlin-moth, canker-worm, and tent-caterpillar.
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