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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a chrysalis.

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  • Another extraordinary phenomenon you cannot fail to observe in the children of the aristocracy; they seem to skip over the equivocal period, the neutral ground of human life, and emerge from the chrysaloid state of childhood, into the full and perfect _imago_ of little lords and gentlemen, and little ladies, without any of those intermediate conditions of laddism, hobble-de-hoyism, or bread-and-butterishness, so prominently characteristic of the approaching puberty of the rest of the rising generation.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843

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