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 (pŏl′ē-wŏg′, -wôg′)
Variant of polliwog.
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Noun1.pollywog - a larval frog or toadpollywog - a larval frog or toad    
amphibia, class Amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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MADMAX," "Trick or Treat, Freak," "The Pollywog," "Will the Wise," "Dig Dug," and "The Spy," in that order, make up the first few episodes of the new season.
According to cinema news site Variety, the smash-hit show, which is set in the '80s, will debut its second season next year with 9 episodes with titles 'Madmax,' 'The Boy Who Came Back to Life,' 'The Pumpkin Patch,' 'The Palace,' 'The Storm,' 'The Pollywog,' 'The Secret Cabin,' 'The Brain,' and 'The Lost Brother.
But Jacob doesn't care what they are called; they have been the mainstay of his time spent at grandpa and grandma's house ever since he was a pollywog (otherwise known as porwigle or tadpole).
In the Navy, you're a Pollywog before you cross, then you're a Shellback,'' the elder Mr.
I was barely a pollywog back then, but I had dorned near wrecked every plane I could get my hands on.
Had he made a different choice, one that at the time seems more reasonable, he would still exist as himself, in that he presumably would not become a Dumb Marsh-wiggle or a pollywog.
Rhyming stories are notoriously difficult to write, but here the scansion works and the rhyme (both internal and end rhymes) makes the story a delight to read out loud: "This log in a bog, where our frog spent his days/was a pad Brad had had since his pollywog phase.
Most of us have heard the loud jug-o'-rum of the bullfrog in the summer--but have you ever seen bullfrog eggs or, better yet, a bullfrog pollywog up close?
Why, you don't know your part The Pollywog has got his own by heart.
The image associated with shellbacks is that of a turtle, while the meaning of pollywog is that of an infant frog, before metamorphosis.
The pink Pollywog (fished barbless, damp and dry) is the fly that veteran Alaska and Northwest fly fishers have given us.
Gullah Gullah stars the Daises, their on-air children, their own two children and a huge yellow tree frog, Binyah Binyah Pollywog.