1 Why, in truth, sir," was Monte Cristo's reply, "man is but an ugly caterpillar for him who studies him through a solar microscope; but you said, I think, that I had nothing else to do.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 48. Ideology.
2 He appeared of a russet hue, not more distinguishable from the scene around him than the green caterpillar from the leaf it feeds on.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 5 The Journey across the Heath
3 We got a splendid stock of sorted spiders, and bugs, and frogs, and caterpillars, and one thing or another; and we like to got a hornet's nest, but we didn't.
4 I have seen it displayed with such success, that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars.
5 Roses have this advantage or disadvantage over women, that the traces left upon them by caterpillars are visible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES