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frog


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frog  \Frog\  (fr[o^]g),  n.  [AS.  froggu,  frocga  a  frog  (in 
  sensel);  akin  to  D.  vorsch,  OHG.  frosk,  G.  frosch  Icel. 
  froskr  fraukr  Sw  &  Dan.  fr["o].] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  amphibious  animal  of  the  genus  {Rana}  and 
  related  genera,  of  many  species.  Frogs  swim  rapidly,  and 
  take  long  leaps  on  land.  Many  of  the  species  utter  loud 
  notes  in  the  springtime. 
 
  Note:  The  edible  frog  of  Europe  ({Rana  esculenta})  is 
  extensively  used  as  food;  the  American  bullfrog  ({R. 
  Catesbiana})  is  remarkable  for  its  great  size  and  loud 
  voice. 
 
  2.  [Perh.  akin  to  E.  fork,  cf  frush  frog  of  a  horse.] 
  (Anat.)  The  triangular  prominence  of  the  hoof,  in  the 
  middle  of  the  sole  of  the  foot  of  the  horse,  and  other 
  animals;  the  fourchette. 
 
  3.  (Railroads)  A  supporting  plate  having  raised  ribs  that 
  form  continuations  of  the  rails,  to  guide  the  wheels  where 
  one  track  branches  from  another  or  crosses  it 
 
  4.  [Cf.  fraco  of  wool  or  silk,  L.  floccus,  E.  frock.]  An 
  oblong  cloak  button,  covered  with  netted  thread,  and 
  fastening  into  a  loop  instead  of  a  button  hole. 
 
  5.  The  loop  of  the  scabbard  of  a  bayonet  or  sword. 
 
  {Cross  frog}  (Railroads),  a  frog  adapted  for  tracks  that 
  cross  at  right  angles. 
 
  {Frog  cheese},  a  popular  name  for  a  large  puffball. 
 
  {Frog  eater},  one  who  eats  frogs;  --  a  term  of  contempt 
  applied  to  a  Frenchman  by  the  vulgar  class  of  English. 
 
  {Frog  fly}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Frog}  hopper. 
 
  {Frog  hopper}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  leaping,  hemipterous 
  insect  living  on  plants.  The  larv[ae]  are  inclosed  in  a 
  frothy  liquid  called  {cuckoo  spit}  or  {frog  spit}. 
 
  {Frog  lily}  (Bot.),  the  yellow  water  lily  ({Nuphar}). 
 
  {Frog  spit}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  frothy  exudation  of  the  {frog 
  hopper};  --  called  also  {frog  spittle}.  See  {Cuckoo  spit}, 
  under  {Cuckoo}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frog  \Frog\,  v.  t. 
  To  ornament  or  fasten  (a  coat,  etc.)  with  trogs.  See  {Frog}, 
  n.,  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frog 
  n  1:  any  of  various  tailless  stout-bodied  amphibians  with  long 
  hind  limbs  for  leaping;  semiaquatic  and  terrestrial 
  species  [syn:  {toad},  {toadfrog},  {anuran},  {batrachian}, 
  {salientian}] 
  2:  a  person  of  French  descent  [syn:  {Gaul}] 
  3:  a  decorative  loop  of  braid  or  cord  [syn:  {frogs}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  frog  alt.  `phrog'  1.  interj.  Term  of  disgust  (we  seem  to  have 
  a  lot  of  them).  2.  Used  as  a  name  for  just  about  anything  See  {foo}. 
  3.  n.  Of  things  a  crock.  4.  n.  Of  people,  somewhere  in  between  a 
  turkey  and  a  toad.  5.  `froggy':  adj  Similar  to  {bagbiting},  but  milder. 
  "This  froggy  program  is  taking  forever  to  run!" 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Frog 
  (Heb.  tsepharde'a,  meaning  a  "marsh-leaper").  This  reptile  is 
  mentioned  in  the  Old  Testament  only  in  connection  with  one  of 
  the  plagues  which  fell  on  the  land  of  Egypt  (Ex.  8:2-14;  Ps 
  78:45;  105:30). 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  this  word  occurs  only  in  Rev.  16:13, 
  where  it  is  referred  to  as  a  symbol  of  uncleanness.  The  only 
  species  of  frog  existing  in  Palestine  is  the  green  frog  (Rana 
  esculenta),  the  well-known  edible  frog  of  the  Continent. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FROG,  n.  A  reptile  with  edible  legs.  The  first  mention  of  frogs  in 
  profane  literature  is  in  Homer's  narrative  of  the  war  between  them  and 
  the  mice.  Skeptical  persons  have  doubted  Homer's  authorship  of  the 
  work  but  the  learned,  ingenious  and  industrious  Dr  Schliemann  has 
  set  the  question  forever  at  rest  by  uncovering  the  bones  of  the  slain 
  frogs.  One  of  the  forms  of  moral  suasion  by  which  Pharaoh  was 
  besought  to  favor  the  Israelities  was  a  plague  of  frogs,  but  Pharaoh, 
  who  liked  them  _fricasees_,  remarked,  with  truly  oriental  stoicism, 
  that  he  could  stand  it  as  long  as  the  frogs  and  the  Jews  could  so  the 
  programme  was  changed.  The  frog  is  a  diligent  songster,  having  a  good 
  voice  but  no  ear.  The  libretto  of  his  favorite  opera,  as  written  by 
  Aristophanes,  is  brief,  simple  and  effective  --  "brekekex-koax";  the 
  music  is  apparently  by  that  eminent  composer,  Richard  Wagner.  Horses 
  have  a  frog  in  each  hoof  --  a  thoughtful  provision  of  nature,  enabling 
  them  to  shine  in  a  hurdle  race. 
 
 




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