from The Century Dictionary.
- Barred with yellow: as, the yellow-barred brindle, Lobophora viretata, a British geometrid moth whose larva feeds on privet.
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But the perch seemed to think it was good, and they would be sure to eat it if he didn't; and so, although the string was in plain sight and ought to have been a sufficient warning, he exercised his royal prerogative, shouldered those yellow-barred plebeians out of the way, and took the tid-bit for himself.
Forest Neighbors Life Stories of Wild Animals William Davenport Hulbert 1890
A narrow, flattened, expressionless head was followed by a footlong strip of yellow-barred scales; then there was a pause, and the head turned, in a beautifully symmetrical half-circle, towards the whistler.
Openings in the Old Trail Bret Harte 1869
Countless and incalculable hosts of the yellow-barred hover-flies come to them; the heath and common, the moor and forest, the hedgerow and copse, are full of insects.
Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies Richard Jefferies 1867
Upon winning the downhill, Killy celebrated with a friend, both prominently displaying the yellow-barred logo of Dynamic, manufacturer of the skier's equipment.
The Guardian World News Scott Murray 2011
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