froth worm
Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement. [1913 Webster]

2. Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

It was a long speech, but all froth. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. Light, unsubstantial matter. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{Froth insect} (Zo["o]l.), the cuckoo spit or frog hopper; -- called also {froth spit}, {froth worm}, and {froth fly}.

{Froth spit}. See {Cuckoo spit}, under Cuckoo. [1913 Webster]


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