Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of grasshopper.

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Examples

  • Shades of Scott Westerfeld's brilliant vampirism-as-parasitic-infection novel Peeps -- New Scientist reports that a worm that thrives in grasshoppers and crickets somehow convinces its hosts into drowning themselves, leaving the worms in a better breeding position:

    Boing Boing: September 4, 2005 - September 10, 2005 Archives

  • What we call grasshoppers that is; and what are, really, locusts.

    The Short Stories

  • I'll be spry as a kitten catchin 'grasshoppers in a week.

    Comrades

  • “The grasshoppers were the best,” Julia continued.

    Getting Air

  • “The grasshoppers were the best,” Julia continued.

    Getting Air

  • “The grasshoppers were the best,” Julia continued.

    Getting Air

  • There was not a breath of wind; the sunlight shone down on the bare hillside; the loud chirp of the grasshoppers was the only sound.

    The Hill of Dreams

  • The grasshoppers are a concern for ranchers as well as farmer.

    KUSA-TV -

  • Israeli leaders have described them [Palestinians] as "two-legged beasts," "grasshoppers," "drugged roaches running around in a bottle," etc.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The racist language includes: "two-legged beasts," "grasshoppers," "drugged roaches running around in a bottle," from such sources as Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Foreign Minister/Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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