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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