Definition of Springtails

1. Noun. (plural of springtail) ¹

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Definition of Springtails

1. springtail [n] - See also: springtail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Springtails

springing
springing cow
springing executory interest
springing executory interests
springingly
springings
springle
springles
springless
springlet
springlets
springlike
springloaded
springs
springtail
springtails (current term)
springtide
springtides
springtime
springtimes
springwater
springwaters
springwood
springwoods
springy
sprinkle
sprinkled
sprinkler
sprinkler system
sprinklered

Literary usage of Springtails

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1. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society by Howard R. Oliver (1900)
"Mr. BOYD made a short communication on " springtails." These little insects belong to the Thysanura. The Thysanura are divided into three families, i. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In many genera of springtails a curious post-antenna! organ, consisting of ... springtails and bristle-tails live in damp concealed places— under stones or ..."

3. Elements of Zoology: To Accompany the Field and Laboratory Study of Animals by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1911)
"The springtails, some of which live in caves, are among the smallest and simplest of insects, and perhaps the most numerous in individuals (Fig. 97). ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"springtails and bristle-tails live in damp concealed places— under stones or tree-bark, in moss, and in the decaying vegetable or animal matter which serves ..."

5. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1906)
"Cabbage Moth, 33 ; preventive and Cauliflowers, attacked by springtails, 10. ... Celery, ati;cked by springtails, 10. Chapman, Dr. AT, cited, 34. ..."

6. The Cultivated Mushroom by Bureau of mushroom indutry, Chicago (1916)
"REMEDIES The remedial measures applicable to the control of springtails are to a large extent preventive, as these insects are somewhat difficult to control ..."

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