mothlike

mothlike

(ˈmɒθˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a moth
adv
in a manner like a moth
References in classic literature ?
A certain mothlike quality within him kept him in the vicinity of the battle.
The front yard was enclosed by a thorny locust hedge, and at the gate grew two silvery, mothlike trees of the mimosa family.
Perhaps in the modern day, where celebrity is everything, those businessmen who remained deaf to those appeals will find themselves drawn mothlike to the bright lights of the Ricoh and Premiership rugby.
Doesn't this pulsating flicker draw us, mothlike, into the light?
Giant whiteflies are the tiny white mothlike creatures that produce a thick mat of sticky white "hairs" on the underside of leaves of many plants, as their larval nymphs suck out plant juices.
He hovered near the china cupboard, his white, lightweight hands fluttering upwards, mothlike towards the cups and saucers.
That's because we have found so many plant and small animal fossils--things such as crayfish, mothlike creatures, and fish.
Plus there have been sightings of a ginormous mothlike creature, eerie noises coming out of phones and plug-holes - and messages of impending doom.
One of the world's most annoying pests, the tiny, mothlike sand fly is also one of the filthiest.
Microscopic views revealed a mothlike ear, about half a millimeter across, with a delicate drum membrane as transparent as cellophane, she says.
At dark the bats hawk for bugs instead, or an owl hunts, all wings, slow and mothlike, till it sees a rodent.
Every Republican leader has always been tried sorely by the mothlike attraction that some Democratic programs have for the media's GOP favorites--senators such as a John Chafee of Rhode Island, an Olympia Snowe of Maine, or a Jim Jeffords of Vermont.