from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eating frogs: an epithet applied contemptuously to Frenchmen.


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  • Female túngara frogs, as well as unintended receivers such as frog-eating bats and blood-sucking flies, prefer complex to simple mating calls.

    Warning: political cooties

  • In a frogless world, life probably won't be the same for the frog-eating bat, Trachops cirrhosus.

    Will it be the same without frogs?

  • Now to the comparison, in these particulars of civilisation, between the capital of England, and the capital of that frog-eating and wooden-shoe wearing country, which the illustrious Common Councilman so sarcastically settled.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Now it celebrates its amphibian friends with the Frog Derby, the Diaper Derby (the tadpole version) and frog-eating contest.

    Travel: Wacky Festivals

  • Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty, that the French are a frog-eating people, who wear wooden shoes.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • The affair looked serious for Jonas, as the Englishman swore vengeance against the Yankee ruffian, if there was any law or justice among a frog-eating people!

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • "Vy do they shout for dot frog-eating nation?" inquired Mr. Garlach of Jack.

    Jack Ranger's Western Trip Or, from Boarding School to Ranch and Range

  • Then to herself, parenthetically, "I was always afraid he'd marry one of those frog-eating foreigners he's been trotting around with so long, and I must say I'm mightily surprised that he didn't."

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • During the contest, we had constantly refreshed our zeal by fervent declarations of contempt for the frog-eating, spindle shanked mounseers, and persuaded ourselves that their whole literature consisted in atheism and murder, and though we now know that frogs are by no means the common food of the peasantry -- costing about a guinea a dish -- and that it is possible for a

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843

  • To stay in England, and let another chap make your bargains for you in France or Germany or some other outlandish place, where frog-eating foreigners ran loose, was a fool's trick.

    T. Tembarom


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