CATERPILLAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CATERPILLAR
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caterpillar
 n.  a wormlike, bright, and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
Classic Sentence:
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 Dumas
Get Context   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 Hardy
Get Context   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.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX.
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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
5  Roses have this advantage or disadvantage over women, that the traces left upon them by caterpillars are visible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
Example Sentence:
1  Her eyes immediately met those of a large caterpillar, which was sitting on the top with its arms folded, quietly smoking a long hookah, and taking not the smallest notice of her or of anything else.
2  The caterpillars feed on a wide range of trees, shrubs and plants.