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  • n. Plural form of cicada.


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  • We wallowed in the refreshing water for at least a half hour, ignoring the algae and an amicable choir of frogs that sang in concert with cicadas from the other side of the pond.


  • The shrill, sustained chirp of the cicadas is the only sound.

    Glimpses of Bengal Selected from the Letters of Sir Rabindranath Tagore

  • But they worry for her anyway, this girl all they have left in the world, and sometimes, hazy grey evenings when the cicadas are a little quieter than they should be or her mother doesn't like the look of the stars rising over the trees, Dancy carries her grandmother's crucifix in the bib pocket of her overalls, near her heart, and maybe a sprig of pennyroyal or dried angelica root wrapped in a white cotton handkerchief, as well.

    thoughts like rose petals

  • Sweets such as cicadas - coconut candy - and dulce de leche - milk candy - are also local specialties.

    A culinary tour of Xalapa: Dining in the home of JalapeƱos

  • In the summer, when the cicadas buzzed in the trees, these bushes were laden with huge, deep purple fruit.


  • We looked over past tests, and, sure enough, the passages were about subjects that poor kids in the south Bronx may not be familiar with cicadas or dragonflies were two of the subjects, for example.

    John Merrow: A Paradox? Or Just a Contradiction?

  • Then you step out into the Renaissance garden, where, just a few blocks from the busy Via Flaminia, the loudest sounds are the soft gurgle of water in the Nymphaeum fountain and, in warmer months, the singing of cicadas.

    The Joy of Museums That Live in the Past

  • To the sound of waves lapping on the shore and the relentless chirruping of cicadas, the world-famous El Bulli restaurant of Spanish chef Ferran AdriĆ  closed its doors.

    How a wartime romance gave birth to the best restaurant in the world

  • The noise of Bakersfield cicadas is invading his ears

    Here's Looking at Euclid

  • Through the open window, feminine laughter echoed over the buzz of the cicadas and the bass notes of the bullfrogs.

    Rogue Oracle


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