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Synonyms for grasshopper

terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)

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This labour was much increased by the famine which the grasshoppers had brought that year upon the country.
It was thus that the Flea and the Grasshopper gave an account of themselves, and thought they were quite good enough to marry a Princess.
The Grasshopper jumped only half as high; but he leaped into the King's face, who said that was ill-mannered.
The Grasshopper sat without on a green bank, and reflected on worldly things; and he said too, "Yes, a fine exterior is everything--a fine exterior is what people care about.
Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
And when the dark-winged whirring grasshopper, perched on a green shoot, begins to sing of summer to men -- his food and drink is the dainty dew -- and all day long from dawn pours forth his voice in the deadliest heat, when Sirius scorches the flesh (then the beard grows upon the millet which men sow in summer), when the crude grapes which Dionysus gave to men -- a joy and a sorrow both -- begin to colour, in that season they fought and loud rose the clamour.
In a warmer future, grasshoppers could turn the Prairie Chapel ranch into a post-apocalyptic Alamo, with little greenery besides those pesky waterguzzling cedars Bush is always chopping down.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service has developed a CD-ROM and Web site to provide land managers with pest management resources to help them deal with grasshoppers.
According to insect ecologist, Dr Alan Andersen, from the CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre in Darwin, grasshoppers are a dominant group of herbivorous insects in grassy ecosystems worldwide.
Pixar Studios: 1998) Though he's no Atom Ant or Spiderman, Flik (Dave Foley), the absentminded anthem of A Bug's Life, still saves the day, rescuing his fellow colonists from a pestilence of dastardly grasshoppers.
He lives on an isolated ant hill where each year, a biker-style gang of grasshoppers led by Hopper, voiced by Kevin Spacey, intimidate the ants into handing over most of their food.
AN enthralling match, with contrasting styles of rugby resulting in a defeat for Stourbridge against unbeaten Preston Grasshoppers, 32-3 in Jewson Division Two North.
And having been paired with Dutch masters Ajax, French champions Auxerre and Grasshoppers Zurich of Switzerland in the group stages that message has been well and truly emphasised.