frog

frog
1.
n.
1 any of various small amphibians of the order Anura, having a tailless smooth-skinned body with legs developed for jumping.
2 (Frog) Brit. sl. offens. a Frenchman.
3 a hollow in the top face of a brick for holding the mortar.
4 the nut of a violin-bow etc.
Phrases and idioms:
frog-fish = angler-fish. frog in the (or one's) throat colloq. hoarseness. frog-spawn the spawn of a frog.
Etymology: OE frogga f. Gmc
2.
n. an elastic horny substance in the sole of a horse's foot.
Etymology: 17th c.: orig. uncert. (perh. a use of FROG(1))
3.
n.
1 an ornamental coat-fastening of a spindle-shaped button and loop.
2 an attachment to a waist-belt to support a sword, bayonet, etc.
Derivatives:
frogged adj. frogging n.
Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn.
4.
n. a grooved piece of iron at a place in a railway where tracks cross.
Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

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