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synonyms for firefly

  • candle fly
  • fire beetle
  • fireworm
  • glowworm
  • lampyrid
  • lantern fly
  • noctiluca
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How to use firefly in a sentence

Ecology graduate researcher Kelly Ridenhour drives all over the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia at dusk in search of the eastern firefly known as the “Big Dipper.”
DRIVING WITH A FIREFLY RESEARCHER ON CONTINENTAL CROSSCONTACT LX25 TIRESCONTINENTAL TIREOCTOBER 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure In the Great Smoky Mountains, fireflies have become a source of tourism — and solace
LOCALS ARE WORKING TO RESTORE CORAL REEFS IN BELOVED TRAVEL DESTINATIONS. YOU CAN HELP.SUNNY FITZGERALDSEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s about as easy as looking for the single blink of a firefly in the middle of a motorway, using only a handheld phone.
SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED FOUR NEW EARTH-SIZED ROGUE PLANETS WITH NO SUNSMONROE HAMMONDJULY 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
His gentle landscapes depict fields, sheltering forests and neighbors who are mostly cows, fireflies and the occasional dog.
IN THE GALLERIES: BREACHING THE BORDER BETWEEN ART AND FURNITUREMARK JENKINSMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For the sea firefly — which uses glowing trails to attract mates — a small increase could give it a sexy advantage.
OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MAY MAKE SOME SPECIES GLOW BRIGHTERBETHANY BROOKSHIREJANUARY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The ordinary firefly to which we are accustomed gives off a very much brighter light if placed in warm water.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
On a grassy bank we captured a firefly and shut him in between the glass and the face of our pocket compass.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
An erratic firefly wandered down from the overhanging branches, then commenced to dart from side to side near her head.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
And he wondered whether it might be a relation of Freddie Firefly.
THE TALE OF CHIRPY CRICKETARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Well was it then for Martin Rattler that a friendly heart beat for him on board the Firefly.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO FIREFLY

  • candle fly
  • fire beetle
  • firefly
  • fireworm
  • glowworm
  • lampyrid
  • lantern fly
  • noctiluca
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.