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  • The long-winged conehead cricket is a slender green and brown insect with a conical head, and was first found in Britain only in the 1940s.

    Weatherwatch: how to use a cricket as a thermometer

  • He goes back to work cementing the several woven limbs and then transforms the large, avian leaf structures into sculpted, long-winged bird figures, as if soaring far above the sculpted figure just beneath.

    Bear Circuit

  • Like several other orthoptera, including the wonderfully named long-winged conehead, the bush cricket is on a northward march, possibly as a consequence of climate change.

    Country diary

  • The mayflies go through a long, lingering insect adolescence in the water before they transform into delicate, long-winged forms.

    Parasite Rex

  • Darnoway — they match your long-winged falcons, friend

    The Abbot

  • And when Apollo heard this report, he went yet more quickly on his way, and presently, seeing a long-winged bird, he knew at once by that omen that thief was the child of Zeus the son of Cronos.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • So said the swiftly flying hawk, the long-winged bird.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Zeus, well-skilled in song, tell of the long-winged 220 Moon.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And ready-witted Prometheus he bound with inextricable bonds, cruel chains, and drove a shaft through his middle, and set on him a long-winged eagle, which used to eat his immortal liver; but by night the liver grew as much again everyway as the long-winged bird devoured in the whole day.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Had B-29s been deployed in England, it would have taken only a short time to lengthen runways to accommodate them; and even before the atomic bomb was ready, these long-winged destruction machines, in this emergency situation, would likely have dropped enormous loads of incendiaries on German cities, creating a dozen more Dresden-like conflagrations.

    Masters of the Air

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