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  • n. Plural form of chrysalis.


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  • With their round dance the electrons spin chrysalises of that which abides, the inmost cocoons which do not open of their own accord but are of that which abides.

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  • Most of the UK's butterflies spend the majority of the year as caterpillars or chrysalises.

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  • "You can watch the butterflies come out of their chrysalises and fly around."

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  • One of our programs is the raising of monarch butterflies, and in this I may have made a minor discovery, that their chrysalises, of somewhat irregular shape, align in a certain direction, suggesting to me that they may use the Earth's magnetic field, in part, for their amazing migrations.

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  • I counted half a dozen chrysalises outside this morning, and those caterpillars may take months to complete the metamorphosis because of the cold weather, but because of the warm, cozy conditions this one's found, I expect it to emerge as a beautiful Gulf fritillary butterfly sometime within the next two weeks.

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  • And in August, Barry sometimes used to take the lepidopterists digging under the tree for the buried chrysalises of the moth.


  • You'd be surprised at how persistent they can be when they need to build their chrysalises.

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  • For, although it was not strictly Cretan, he believed that the intricate image on its bezel represented the Minoan Mother Goddess among scenes from the afterlife; and he was particularly excited by the vague traces of what he interpreted as butterflies and chrysalises (of the common white), "symbols of the life beyond."

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  • It carries a design that bears a clear resemblance to the "Ring of Nestor," even featuring those otherwise unattested chrysalises.

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  • I often have similar thoughts about purses--namely, that bags are boring and should not look like bags, but instead like other things, like chrysalises with monarch-wing lining, sea creatures, or robots.

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