Skiff caterpillar
Skiff Skiff, n. [F. esquif, fr. OHG. skif, G. schiff. See {Ship}.] A small, light boat. [1913 Webster]

The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Skiff caterpillar} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a moth ({Limacodes scapha}); -- so called from its peculiar shape. [1913 Webster]


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