Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of ladybird.

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Examples

  • Consider the noble fly, a size or two smaller than the elephant: the lady-bird, the butterfly — all triumphs of art!

    A Christmas Tree

  • I saw several lady-bird larvae the other day, but I don't know the species.

    An ugly lady on the sidewalk

  • Consider the noble fly, a size or two smaller than the elephant: the lady-bird, the butterfly — all triumphs of art!

    A Christmas Tree

  • And, puffing the cigarette smoke at a lady-bird on the shining table, he plunged into a reverie about the house.

    The Man of Property

  • “Nothing, lady-bird!” answered Dame Suddlechop; “and do you use to send for your friends out of bed at this hour for nothing?”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • "As long as Ish is going to be entertaining Joshua's lady-bird, we might as well send for breakfast after all."

    Ishmael

  • "As long as Ish is going to be entertaining Joshua's lady-bird, we might as well send for breakfast after all."

    Ishmael

  • _ -- Your correspondents, although both kind and learned, do not appear to have given any satisfactory answer to my former query -- why a lady-bird is called

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • Lady-bird beetles destroy large numbers of plant-lice, and the Asiatic lady-bird has been found to be the natural destroyer of the

    Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation

  • First of all the lady-bird was placed in the palm of the left hand, or right; I do not think it made any difference which hand was used, and the person who held it addressed it as follows: --

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales

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  • Lady-bird! Lady-bird! fly away home;

    The glow-worm is lighting her lamp,

    The dew's falling fast, and your fine speckled wings

    Will flag with the close-clinging damp.

    - Vachel Lindsay, 'To The Lady-Bird'.

    November 8, 2008