Puss moth

Puss moth
Puss Puss (p[.u]s), n. [Cf. D. poes, Ir. & Gael. pus.] 1. A cat; -- a fondling appellation. [1913 Webster]

2. A hare; -- so called by sportsmen. [1913 Webster]

{Puss in the corner}, a game in which all the players but one occupy corners of a room, or certain goals in the open air, and exchange places, the one without a corner endeavoring to get a corner while it is vacant, leaving some other without one.

{Puss moth} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of stout bombycid moths belonging to {Cerura}, {Harpyia}, and allied genera, esp. {Harpyia vinuli}, of Europe. The larv[ae] are humpbacked, and have two caudal appendages. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • puss-moth — pussˈ moth noun A thick bodied hairy notodontid moth (Dicranura, or Cerura, vinula) whose caterpillar feeds on willow or poplar leaves • • • Main Entry: ↑puss …   Useful english dictionary

  • puss moth — noun Etymology: puss (I) : a light colored stout bodied European notodontid moth (Cerura vinula) whose larva feeds on poplar and willow leaves; broadly : any moth of the genus Cerura * * * puss moth, a large European moth, having the forewings of …   Useful english dictionary

  • puss moth — noun a large furry greyish white moth with darker markings. [Cerura vinula.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • puss moth — Megalopyge opercularis …   Medical dictionary

  • de Havilland Puss Moth — de Havilland D.H.80 Puss Moth …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • de Havilland Puss Moth — DH.80 Puss Moth de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth G ABLS first registered in 1931 Role Light utility aircraft Manufacturer …   Wikipedia

  • De Havilland Puss Moth — Infobox Aircraft name = DH.80 Puss Moth type = Light utility aircraft manufacturer = de Havilland caption = de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth G ABLS first registered in 1931 designer = first flight = 9 September 1929 introduced = March 1930 retired …   Wikipedia

  • De Havilland Puss Moth — D.H.80A Puss Moth von 1931 Die de Havilland D.H.80 Puss Moth war ein als Hochdecker ausgelegtes einmotoriges Reiseflugzeug des britischen Herstellers de Havilland Aircraft Company. Das von 1929 bis 1933 gebaute Modell bot Platz für zwei bis drei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Puss — has these meanings: * A slang and affectionate word for cat : see pussy * Puss moth, a species of moth and a type of aeroplane * Puss (Swedish music duo), formed in Stockholm in 2001 * Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, in the UK… …   Wikipedia

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