The caterpillars of the Geometrin are known by the name of loopers or geometers.
And we found it quite true that the loopers were not dead, but they were paralyzed!
But why should the loopers be only paralyzed instead of killed?
"If our guns are loaded with loopers that will not be difficult," said Pereira.
Give me two guns, fill the saddle-bags with powder tins and loopers, and tie them to my mare.