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 for Frog
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frog \Frog\ (fr[o^]g), n. [AS. froggu, frocga a frog (in
     sensel); akin to D. vorsch, OHG. frosk, G. frosch, Icel.
     froskr, fraukr, Sw. & Dan. fr["o].]
     1. (Zool.) An amphibious animal of the genus Rana and
        related genera, of many species. Frogs swim rapidly, and
        take long leaps on land. Many of the species utter loud
        notes in the springtime.
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     Note: The edible frog of Europe ({Rana esculenta) is
           extensively used as food; the American bullfrog ({R.
           Catesbiana) is remarkable for its great size and loud
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     2. [Perh. akin to E. fork, cf. frush frog of a horse.]
        (Anat.) The triangular prominence of the hoof, in the
        middle of the sole of the foot of the horse, and other
        animals; the fourchette.
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     3. (Railroads) A supporting plate having raised ribs that
        form continuations of the rails, to guide the wheels where
        one track branches from another or crosses it.
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     4. [Cf. fraco of wool or silk, L. floccus, E. frock.] An
        oblong cloak button, covered with netted thread, and
        fastening into a loop instead of a button hole.
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     5. The loop of the scabbard of a bayonet or sword.
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     Cross frog (Railroads), a frog adapted for tracks that
        cross at right angles.
     Frog cheese, a popular name for a large puffball.
     Frog eater, one who eats frogs; -- a term of contempt
        applied to a Frenchman by the vulgar class of English.
     Frog fly. (Zool.) See Frog hopper.
     Frog hopper (Zool.), a small, leaping, hemipterous insect
        living on plants. The larv[ae] are inclosed in a frothy
        liquid called cuckoo spit or frog spit.
     Frog+lily+(Bot.),+the+yellow+water+lily+({Nuphar">Frog lily (Bot.), the yellow water lily ({Nuphar).
     Frog spit (Zool.), the frothy exudation of the frog
        hopper; -- called also frog spittle. See Cuckoo spit,
        under Cuckoo.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frog \Frog\, v. t.
     To ornament or fasten (a coat, etc.) with trogs. See Frog,
     n., 4.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long
           hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
           [syn: frog, toad, toad frog, anuran, batrachian,
      2: a person of French descent [syn: frog, Gaul]
      3: a decorative loop of braid or cord
      v 1: hunt frogs for food

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "frog":
     Aussie, Boche, Canuck, Chink, Guinea, Hunk, Hunkie, Jerry, Kraut,
     Krauthead, Mick, Mickey, Paddy, amphibian, batrachian,
     broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, bullfrog, croaker, dago,
     flea, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, greaseball, greaser, high jumper,
     hopper, hoppytoad, hoptoad, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit,
     jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, leaper, limey, newt,
     paddock, pole vaulter, polliwog, salamander, salmon, stag,
     sunfisher, tadpole, timber topper, toad, tree frog, tree toad,
     vaulter, wetback

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. interj. Term of disgust (we seem to have a lot of them).
      2. Used as a name for just about anything. See foo.
      3. n. Of things, a crock.
      4. n. Of people, somewhere in between a turkey and a toad.
      5. froggy: adj. Similar to bagbiting, but milder. ?This froggy program is
      taking forever to run!?

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. tsepharde'a, meaning a "marsh-leaper"). This reptile is
     mentioned in the Old Testament only in connection with one of
     the plagues which fell on the land of Egypt (Ex. 8:2-14; Ps.
     78:45; 105:30).
       In the New Testament this word occurs only in Rev. 16:13,
     where it is referred to as a symbol of uncleanness. The only
     species of frog existing in Palestine is the green frog (Rana
     esculenta), the well-known edible frog of the Continent.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  FROG, n.  A reptile with edible legs.  The first mention of frogs in
  profane literature is in Homer's narrative of the war between them and
  the mice.  Skeptical persons have doubted Homer's authorship of the
  work, but the learned, ingenious and industrious Dr. Schliemann has
  set the question forever at rest by uncovering the bones of the slain
  frogs.  One of the forms of moral suasion by which Pharaoh was
  besought to favor the Israelities was a plague of frogs, but Pharaoh,
  who liked them _fricasees_, remarked, with truly oriental stoicism,
  that he could stand it as long as the frogs and the Jews could; so the
  programme was changed.  The frog is a diligent songster, having a good
  voice but no ear.  The libretto of his favorite opera, as written by
  Aristophanes, is brief, simple and effective -- "brekekex-koax"; the
  music is apparently by that eminent composer, Richard Wagner.  Horses
  have a frog in each hoof -- a thoughtful provision of nature, enabling
  them to shine in a hurdle race.

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