Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as May-beetle, 1.

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Examples

  • Let your ideas fly in the air, like a may-bug, tied by the foot with a thread.

    The Clouds

  • Rolf had therefore recognised the biscuits inside the may-bug by their smell only -- and was anxious that she should know that they hadn't been given him to eat!

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

  • Let your ideas fly in the air, like a may-bug, tied by the foot with a thread.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 1

  • (N.B. Rolf is in the habit of referring to himself as 'Lol.') "In order to subject him to an unexpected test I had brought with me a box containing a 'may-bug' made of papier mâché, the inside of which was filled with biscuits.

    Lola or, The Thought and Speech of Animals

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