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  • adjective Attributive form of woolly bear, noun.


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  • Scraps of squirrel, one garter snake probably caught trying to warm up on the pavement, a hundred or so woolly-bear caterpillars.

    Blue sky

  • However, the woolly-bear caterpillars have begun their annual pilgrimage of death, coating the roads with several hundred corpses per mile in suitable habitat areas.

    Wednesday no-roadkill report

  • How impossible it all seems, -- how heartbreaking; yet everything shakes down eventually, and the great dark caterpillar, bristling with armed men like a woolly-bear, creeps forward into the veiled uncertainty of night.

    On the Heels of De Wet


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