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water strider

noun
1.
any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
Origin of water strider
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the web for water strider
  • Picture of a water strider from facilitator guide appendix.
  • The water strider closes in, snares its meal, and sucks its prey dry.
  • The motion of a water strider, a common water-walking insect, creates patterns on a water surface sprinkled with a blue dye.
British Dictionary definitions for water strider

water strider

noun
1.
another name for a pond-skater
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