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  • noun Plural form of ephemerid.


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  • He had eaten all the whilepaper, swallowed the lustres, de-voured forty flights of styearcases, chewed up all the mensas and seccles, ronged the records, made mundballs of the ephemerids and vorasioused most glutinously with the very timeplace in the ternitary — not too dusty a cicada of neutriment for a chittinous chip so mitey.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Or brittle ephemerids, spinning to death in the haze

    Georgian Poetry 1920-22

  • On June 1, 1949, he reported to his friend Georges Duthuit: One evening as we were on our way back to Ussy, at sunset, we suddenly found ourselves being escorted by ephemerids of a strange kind, 'mayflies,' I think.

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