caterpillar-eater love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to the larvæ of certain ichneumonflies, from their being bred in the bodies of caterpillars and eating their way out.
  • n. Same as caterpillar-catcher.


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  • To rear a caterpillar-eater on a skewerful of Spiders is a very innocent thing, unlikely to compromise the security of the State; it is also a very childish thing, as I hasten to confess, and worthy of the schoolboy who, in the mysteries of his desk, seeks as best he may some diversion from the fascinations of his exercise in composition.

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