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A large, typically green, long-horned grasshopper native to North America. The male makes a characteristic sound that resembles the name.
- ‘That winter, the night we built our first big fire, we also hatched out about a million katydids, or as some folk call them, camel crickets.’
- ‘From every quarter throbbed peepers and katydids and locusts.’
- ‘It is a mournful silence, broken only by the eternal singing of the katydids.’
- ‘Members of the grasshopper family, including crickets, locusts, and katydids, hear with small disks near one of the front leg joints.’
- ‘Short-winged female meadow katydids discriminate among tremulation signals of males to choose a larger male, even in the absence of a signalling male.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.