from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large dark-colored moth, Cossus ligniperda, belonging to the family Cossidœ. It is from 3 to 3¼ inches in expanse of wings. See cut under Cossus.
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Thus Lyonet's work on the goat-moth revealed such a microscopic complexity that it was at first received with incredulity.
Down at her right hand, bordering a water, stood a sallow, a dead tree, channelled inside with the brown trail of a goat-moth.