Sembling

Sem´bling


n.1.(Zool.) The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage.
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A sort of plot, a sinister attempt to deceive, a thing re- sembling sly vengeance, but for what?
On my right hand there were lines of fishing stakes re- sembling a mysterious system of half-submerged bamboo fences, incomprehensible in its division of the domain of tropical fishes, and crazy of aspect as if abandoned for- ever by some nomad tribe of fishermen now gone to the other end of the ocean; for there was no sign of human habitation as far as the eye could reach.