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Frog. n.s. [ꝼꞃoᵹᵹa, Saxon.]

  1. 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.

  2. The hollow part of the horse’s hoof.

Sources: Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Peacham, Henry (53)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215)

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