Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A homopterous insect of the family Cicadidæ; any harvest-fly or lyerman, as Cicada tibicen: so called from the jarring sound of their stridulation.
“The tree-frog blew his alto horn; the jar-fly clashed his tinkling cymbals; the woodpecker rattled his kettledrum, and the locust jingled his tambourine.”
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