jumping bean

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Synonyms for jumping bean

seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble

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The goal of Jumping Beans is to inspire as many children and parents as possible to be happy and healthy for the peaceful future of the planet, and Sophie Foster sees franchising Jumping Beans as the most effective way to achieve this.
Otros folletos gratuitos en ingles tratan misteriosamente de exaltar los jumping beans como simbolo de Mexico al mismo titulo que el sarape, el aguila y la serpiente, el tequila, el sombrero charro, el jarabe tapatio, el chile, el mole, los tacos, la china poblana y "El Indio Triste" que lleva cuatro siglos dormitando con la cabeza en las rodillas y la espalda apoyada en un cactus espinoso.
Comply Or Die, the David Pipe-trained horse which was heavily backed on race day to start as 7-1 joint favourite, leapt the final fence like an equine Bob Beamon on jumping beans.
For the present she seems to have swept all thoughts about her 11-plus results from her mind, although she has asked if I think her Mexican jumping beans will hatch next month.
One analyst sniggered: "It seems that the bidders could be jumping beans without any beans.
His snack would probably involve something like Mexican jumping beans, but that's what we love about him.
While Rik's rich vocals sing about being underwater and jumping beans, the guitar moves around like some whacked out Sixties dropout.
This Mexican underground ensemble managed to win a festival face-off with LA's Ozomatli, pogo-ing with chaotic energy, like chilli-sore jumping beans.
Feeling full of jumping beans or as if you're about to keel over?
It was like something from Grease - she was gyrating in a pair of cut-off jeans and he was skipping and jumping and jiving as if he had Mexican jumping beans in his boxers.
Even though Ozomatli did well, it was the Mexican underground that won out in this festival face-off, with Los De Abajo pogoing like chilli-sore jumping beans.
MANUEL MEDINA reckons he can bounce Scott Harrison out of the ring with the help of Mexican jumping beans.
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