Frog. n.s. [ꝼꞃoᵹᵹa, Saxon.]
- A small animal with four feet, living both by land and water, and placed by naturalists among mixed animals, as partaking of beast and fish. There is likewise a small green frog that porches on trees, said to be venomous.
Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the todpole. Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Auster is drawn with a pot or urn, pouring forth water, with which shall descend frogs. Peacham on Drawing.
- The hollow part of the horse’s hoof.