Sentence Examples


  • They are relatively shorter and broader insects than the Embiidae with large prothorax and long wings, which have a transverse line of weakness at the base and are usually shed after the nuptial flight.
  • The deeper tints are, however, peculiar to the nuptial plumage, or are only to be faintly traced at other times, so that in winter the adults - and the young always - have a much plainer appearance, ashy-grey and white being almost the only hues observable.
  • 3,b) after the nuptial flight; in a few species the females, and in still fewer the males, never develop wings.
  • This rule cannot be evaded even by ante-nuptial agreement.
  • Since his marriage two weeks ago, his catnaps were becoming even more frequent than in his pre-nuptial days.