Definition of Insectlike
1. Adjective. Resembling an insect in any of various attributes such as form, behavior, or sound ¹
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Literary usage of Insectlike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... in his biography, describes his “insectlike” devotion to creed in the green infancy of ritualism. In his early teens at boarding-school he and his mates ..."
2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"His song is a monotonous chippy- chippy-chippy-chippy, rather high and wiry and frequently running into an insectlike trill—by no means a musical ..."
3. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1897)
"With the aid of the descriptions and analytical tables given in this chapter, the student can easily determine the class to which any insectlike animal ..."
4. The Story of the Birds by James Newton Baskett (1897)
"... inner toe and claw; or if the bird is small and brilliant, with insectlike flight or with a beak like a large needle, then you may stop here. ..."
5. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"... and insectlike, hence the bird's common name. There should be no difficulty in identifying the voice provided one is not tone-deaf 1 Zonotrichia ? ., , ..."