pond-skater


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pond-skater

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(Animals) any of various heteropterous insects of the family Gerrididae, esp Gerris lacustris (common pond-skater), having a slender hairy body and long hairy legs with which they skim about on the surface of ponds. Also called: water strider or water skater
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Noun1.pond-skater - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of waterpond-skater - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
water bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
family Gerrididae, Gerrididae, family Gerridae, Gerridae - an arthropod family that includes water striders
common pond-skater, Gerris lacustris - a variety of water strider
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Like a pond-skater, she sparkles with the play of light on the surface so that we may imagine, yearn to discover what is in the depths of the murky water below waiting to move us.
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Falling off the end of a jetty in France while waving my leg trying to make pond-skaters move.