from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any orthopterous insect of the family Phasmidæ: particularly applied to Diapheromera femorata, the commonest insect of this kind in the United States, where it is also called wood-horse, stick-insect, twig-bug, twig-insect, walking-twig, walking-stick, prairie-alligator, specter, and devil's horse. See cut under Phasma.
- n. A predaceous reduvioid bug of the United States, Emesa longipes, with a long slender brown body and long spider-like legs, the front pair of which are raptorial; the spider-bug.
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