Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the neck yellow: as, the yellow-necked caterpillar, the larva of a common North American bombycid moth, Datana ministra, which feeds in communities on the foliage of apple, hickory, and walnut in the United States.

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  • Again, late in the summer, when it was time for the yellow-necked caterpillars, the red-humped caterpillars, the tiger caterpillars, and the rest of the hungry crew, to strip the leaves from the orchard, the

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  • He hadn't said a word that damned yellow-necked, hen-headed chaplain's wife couldn't have heard and welcome.

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  • So still the young man sat, that a mother-goose, with stately cross-footed waddle, brought her six yellow-necked grey-backed goslings to strop their little beaks against the grass blades at his feet.

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  • How well I came to know the different dispositions of the various kinds -- the small red-vested that made its nest in a hole in the ground; the small black-vested, the large black-vested, the yellow-necked, the black - banded, etc., that made their nests in old mice nests in the meadow or in the barn and other places.

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  • Sperm from Apodemus flavicollis (yellow-necked field mice), A. microps (pygmy field mice) and A. sylvaticus (European wood mice) fail to express CD46 protein and exhibit a more rapid acrosome reaction rate than Mus (house mice) or BALB / c mice.

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  • There are also a number of endemic bird subspecies, the brown-chested alethe (Alethe poliocephala hallae), yellow-necked greenbul (Chlorocichla falkensteini falkensteini), grey-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brevicaudata harteri) and two subspecies of Lühder’s bushshrike, Laniarius luehderi brauni and L.l. amboimensis.

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  • a mother-goose, with stately cross-footed waddle, brought her six yellow-necked grey-backed goslings to strop their little beaks against the grass blades at his feet.

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  • How well I came to know the different dispositions of the various kinds ” the small red-vested that made its nest in a hole in the ground; the small black-vested, the large black-vested, the yellow-necked, the black - banded, etc., that made their nests in old mice nests in the meadow or in the barn and other places.

    My Boyhood

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