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n.1.(Zool.) The piping frog (Hyla Pickeringii), a small American tree frog, which in early spring, while breeding in swamps and ditches, sings with high, shrill, but musical, notes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Frogs sang that he said sounded like the hylodes of his country, but I doubted they would be this far north.
The little peeping frogs which I got last night resemble the description of the Hylodes Pickeringii, and in some respects the peeping hyla; but they are probably the former, though every way considerably smaller.
We also heard the hylodes and tree-toads, and the lumberers singing in their camp a quarter of a mile off.
When we reached the lake, about half past eight in the evening, it was still steadily raining, and harder than before; and, in that fresh, cool atmosphere, the hylodes were peeping and the toads singing about the lake universally, as in the spring with us.
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