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Snap bug

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snap bug (Zoöl) any beetle of the family Elateridæ, which, when laid on its back, is able to leap to a considerable height by means of a thoracic spring; -- called also snapping beetle.
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Usage

In literature:

They gave Uncle Wiggily Longears some, but the June bug said he would rather have a ginger snap, and he got it.
"Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg" by Howard R. Garis
When first hatched, chickens look about for something to eat, and they at once snap at a fly or bug which comes in their way.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
So I have six snapping-bugs.
"Life's Minor Collisions" by Frances Warner
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In poetry:

A bug shoots by that snaps and ticks,
And a bird flies up beside the tree
To go into the sky to sing.
I hear it say, "Killdee, killdee!"
"Water Noises" by Elizabeth Madox Roberts