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synonyms for caterpillar

  • butterfly
  • canker
  • larva
  • moth
  • tractor
  • woolly bear
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So far, the companies that have reported having shipments held up range from IKEA to heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar, potentially setting back building construction alongside home-improvement projects.
THE FALLOUT FROM THE SUEZ CANAL SHIP IS COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOUHILARY GEORGE-PARKINAPRIL 2, 2021VOX
The answer was to give the boat retractable caterpillar treads so it can rumble down the beach and into the water without needing to be towed.
THIS FAST FRENCH MILITARY BOAT CAN CRAWL FROM WATER TO LAND WITHOUT WHEELSCHRISTINA MACKENZIEFEBRUARY 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
If there isn’t enough food from the one plant to feed several caterpillars, “they won’t make it,” he says.
MONARCH CATERPILLARS HEAD-BUTT EACH OTHER TO FIGHT FOR SCARCE FOODCURTIS SEGARRANOVEMBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Competition can be tough, he adds, because monarch caterpillars are limited in their food options.
MONARCH CATERPILLARS HEAD-BUTT EACH OTHER TO FIGHT FOR SCARCE FOODCURTIS SEGARRANOVEMBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
More testing is needed to learn how the different pesticides affect a caterpillar or the adult butterfly, he cautions.
PESTICIDES CONTAMINATE MOST FOOD OF WESTERN U.S. MONARCHSREBECCA E. HIRSCHAUGUST 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The man is as ugly as a caterpillar; but he has done me the most immense service a woman can receive from a man.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
The caterpillar produces silk, though it is not equal to that of the better known silkworm.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
Grimm has recorded that in old German, the caterpillar was named Alba, and that the Alp often takes the form of a butterfly.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Luther, taking up a caterpillar, said: "'Tis an emblem of the devil in its crawling, and bears his colours in its changing hue."
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WORDS RELATED TO CATERPILLAR

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  • worm
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