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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Toad  \Toad\,  n.  [OE.  tode,  tade,  AS  t[=a]die,  t[=a]dige;  of 
  unknown  origin.  Cf  {Tadpole}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  batrachians  belonging  to  the 
  genus  {Bufo}  and  allied  genera,  especially  those  of  the 
  family  {Bufonid[ae]}.  Toads  are  generally  terrestrial  in 
  their  habits  except  during  the  breeding  season,  when  they 
  seek  the  water.  Most  of  the  species  burrow  beneath  the  earth 
  in  the  daytime  and  come  forth  to  feed  on  insects  at  night. 
  Most  toads  have  a  rough,  warty  skin  in  which  are  glands  that 
  secrete  an  acrid  fluid. 
 
  Note:  The  common  toad  ({Bufo  vulgaris})  and  the  natterjack 
  are  familiar  European  species.  The  common  American  toad 
  ({B.  lentiginosus})  is  similar  to  the  European  toad, 
  but  is  less  warty  and  is  more  active,  moving  chiefly  by 
  leaping. 
 
  {Obstetrical  toad}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Obstetrical}. 
 
  {Surinam  toad}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pita}. 
 
  {Toad  lizard}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  horned  toad. 
 
  {Toad  pipe}  (Bot.),  a  hollow-stemmed  plant  ({Equisetum 
  limosum})  growing  in  muddy  places.  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  {Toad  rush}  (Bot.),  a  low-growing  kind  of  rush  ({Juncus 
  bufonius}). 
 
  {Toad  snatcher}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  reed  bunting.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Toad  spittle}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Cuckoo  spit},  under  {Cuckoo}. 
 
 
  {Tree  toad}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Tree}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  toad 
  n  :  any  of  various  tailless  stout-bodied  amphibians  with  long 
  hind  limbs  for  leaping;  semiaquatic  and  terrestrial 
  species  [syn:  {frog},  {toadfrog},  {anuran},  {batrachian}, 
  {salientian}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  toad  vt  [MUD]  1.  Notionally,  to  change  a  {MUD}  player  into  a 
  toad.  2.  To  permanently  and  totally  exile  a  player  from  the  MUD.  A  very 
  serious  action  which  can  only  be  done  by  a  MUD  {wizard};  often  involves 
  a  lot  of  debate  among  the  other  characters  first  See  also  {frog},  {FOD}. 
 
 




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