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  • noun Plural form of chrysalis.

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Examples

  • The next process is to destroy the life of the chrysalides, which is done either by exposure to the sun, or by the heat of an oven, or of steam.

    Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs

  • a light, fantastic, idle fellow, turned him and his proud followers into butterflies: and so they continue still (for aught I know to the contrary) roving about in pied coats, and are called chrysalides by the wiser sort of men: that is, golden outsides, drones, and flies, and things of no worth.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Dormant as chrysalides, a thousand thoughts that lie

    Perfumer Yann Vasnier Captures the Scent of Baudelaire

  • Dormant as chrysalides, a thousand thoughts that lie

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The time since that trip had passed in books and picnics and field trips and late-night star parties, in ballet and museums and Little Ponies and Prisma pencils, in two moves and math facts and painted lady butterflies fleeing cracked chrysalides, in hugs and occasional tears and laughing refrains and art exhibits and all of the gestures and phrases and memories that make one family this and not that.

    "Roger!"

  • The time since that trip had passed in books and picnics and field trips and late-night star parties, in ballet and museums and Little Ponies and Prisma pencils, in two moves and math facts and painted lady butterflies fleeing cracked chrysalides, in hugs and occasional tears and laughing refrains and art exhibits and all of the gestures and phrases and memories that make one family this and not that.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • L and I waited a bit to see the window of chrysalides.

    24 hours in Niagara Falls

  • He never missed a chance of securing a hatful of grubs, which, together with the chrysalides and the full-grown beetle (brown and glossy) were devoured after being warmed through on the ashes.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Ces silos en ferrociment tant impermables 1'air, l'air qui y est contenu est rapidement priv de son oxygne par la respiration des grains, et les insectes qui s'y trouvent (oeufs, larves, chrysalides ou adultes), ainsi que tous autres organismes vivants qui pourraient y tre introduits avec le grain vent dtruits.

    Chapter 13

  • Very careful experiments with chrysalides, eggs and mice showed an extremely slight production of gaseous nitrogen which might be accounted for as being due to excretion of ammonia or, in the case of eggs, as the setting free of physically dissolved nitrogen from the body.

    August Krogh - Biography

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