night-butterfly love

night-butterfly

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nocturnal lepidopterous insect; a moth.

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Examples

  • And even as a lad, and for the sport of it, have I followed and found by its scent alone the great night-butterfly, marked brown and crimson, and larger than a little bat, whose head bears tiny ferns, and whose wings are painted with the four quarters of the moon.

    The Hidden Children

  • The soul of the dead woman taps at the window in the shape of a night-butterfly or moth -- imagining, perhaps, that she has still a voice and can make herself heard by the man that she loves.

    Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn

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