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A chrysalis.

chrys′a·lid adj.
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(Zoology) another name for chrysalis
(Zoology) of or relating to a chrysalis
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(ˈkrɪs ə lɪd)

n. adj.
2. of or relating to a chrysalis.
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She has produced this most useful picture book with large clear photographs which shows all the stages of the life of a monarch butterfly from its milky white egg, as a caterpillar with its black and white markings, the pupa and chrysalid stage and the emergence of the butterfly, with both male and female shown.
The margin decline was 1.4%, reflecting a reduction in commercial expenses and the continuation of the Chrysalid cost savings plan.
Assessing this art in the context of the accompanying "Making-of" video, each comes to bear a more than passing resemblance to the chrysalid state -- that stage in insect development when the larva transforms into an adult.
Having scrapped the lifeless chrysalid of classical Marxism in favor of rhetorical flourishes without a solitary scrap of empirical data to back them up, Eagleton's method of argumentation leaves the reader with the impression that even the author does not believe in the foundational values of Marxism.
Melville's widow "breaks out of the chrysalis of her mourning," (1984, 43), while Balzac's old woman displaces her "chrysalid sheath." (1977, 18).
Then, at the end, he refers to "the chrysalid slumber / of those winged / things uncompleted / the spaces between the trees."
A newly emerged monarch dries out its wings next to its previous home: an exquisite chrysalid of porcelain green with a necklace of tiny gold beads.
Taken together, one can see pregnancy and birth, or the dialogue with their felt absence, as chrysalid experiences out of which a multiplicity of subjective perspectives are born.
McCunn does a good job of detailing the specific work tasks her characters perform: "She immediately removed the spent cocoon from the hot water, thus preventing the oils in the chrysalid from marring the appearance of the silk...." "They spread the grass out to dry, then dragged the felled bamboo out of the grove for splicing into narrow strips that they wove through the hut's frame...." But while some of the physical descriptions serve to draw readers into the story, the novel's explications of family structures and social customs are often distracting.
Swinburne then develops this figure of the telling drawing in the following well-known passage, in which he renders his impression of one of the three sketches: In one drawing [the woman] wears a head-dress of eastern fashion rather than western, but in effect made out of the artist's mind only; plaited in the likeness of closely welded scales as of a chrysalid serpent, raised and waved and rounded in the likeness of a sea-shell.
In this sense, every metaphorical representation of Peri (Aragon's mysteriously blooming flowers, Scheler's 'chrysalid', Masson's entombed saint, Emmanuel's conqueror of darkness) is mythopoeic.
over the moon-dark stone,/It was not so with the voiceless waters of dream,/Monstrously tumbled, failing with no tone." The monstrousness of the water's tumbling recalls the monsters caught in the unclean flesh of sleep in "To One Awake," in particular "The sightless creatures that uncoil in dream," here evoked in "the voiceless waters of dream." The "hollow hinterland" is answered by a "hollow-bosomed flood." "To One Awake" ended with a "dark leaf," while "Garden Waters" concludes with the revelation of something (including the same thing) hidden that comes from the season - and the poem - just past: "Within them [garden waters] still sometimes, I think, is hid/The obscure image of the season's wreck,/The dead leaf and the summer's chrysalid."