lady-bird Is one of the most charming of Mrs. Marshall's child heroines.
Cheer up, lady-bird, I wish you liked me half as much as I like you!
As he sat down he said in English also, with a laugh and with snapping eyes: "Good Lord, what brings you here, lady-bird?"
When he would have called to his lady-bird, speech was silenced—paralyzed.
Amongst insects, the lady-bird appears to have been a fire-bringer, and is yet much in vogue in matters of augury.
So saying she changed her visitor into a lady-bird, and let him fly to the window.
The same may be observed of the lady-bird, in its perfect state.
But the lady-bird coming to him said, Good morning Little Tom.
Of the other birds mere mention may be made of the wild pigeon, raven, indigo-bird, English lady-bird and linnet.
I am Seven Spot from the lady-bird kingdom on the forest pool.
"penis," 1863, perhaps related to British slang John Thomas, which has the same meaning (1887).
Credit or trust, esp financial: Try as he might he got no jawbone from the bankers (1862+)