There is also some wool, vegetable down, and insect webbing, in which are entangled the exuviae of some caterpillar.
Our thoughts should soar upward with the butterfly,—not linger with the exuviae that confined him.
I also saw the exuviae of a third fast sinking into the sand, and added the skull to my collection.
Broken sea shells and other exuviae of marine animals are apparent throughout the whole mass.
During the actual moulting the caterpillar is quite active in freeing itself from the exuviae.
1660s, Latin, literally "that which is stripped off," hence "clothing, equipment, arms, booty, spoils," from stem of exuere, from PIE *eis- "to dress."