Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of dragonfly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My mother used to call dragonflies “darning needles”…Darning needles would fly up and sew up the mouths of little children who talked too much.

    Logic 101: Gravity, radio, and library books « knitnut.net

  • BASS LOVE TO FEED ON MOSQUITO HAWKS ALSO known as dragonflies.

    Caught Me a Big ’Un . . . and then I let him go!

  • For example, those working on micro air vehicles look to insects such as dragonflies; those working on climbing robots or adhesives look to the gecko lizard; and those working on making water-repellent or super clean surfaces look to the lotus plant.

    Material World: Marine Worm Jaws Inspire New Aerospace Materials

  • In the case of the insects, such as dragonflies and midges, only the egg and larvae stages are found in this zone.

    Freshwater biomes

  • They're going to implant micro-electro-mechanical systems MEMS into insects such as dragonflies and moths...even into hopping and swimming insects!

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • And thanks to the inventive genius of Fiona’s grandfather Rendor, humans have finally taken to the sky, not only in giant airships but in small, ornithopter contraptions called dragonflies as well.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It also eats large insects, such as dragonflies, by catching them in its talons and transferring them to its beak in mid-flight.

    O'Reilly News

  • Others want to invite wildlife that they wouldn't see in drier settings, such as dragonflies, tadpoles and turtles.

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  • Flowers, leaves and garden insects such as dragonflies are perfect motifs for announcing seasonal changes or events, and these everyday icons are easy to incorporate into a homemade flag.

    chicagotribune.com -

  • Two hundred scientists contributed to the report, which covers fish, mollusks, crabs, aquatic plants and aquatic insects such as dragonflies and damselflies.

    Scientific American

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