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

  Toad \Toad\, n. [OE. tode, tade, AS. t[=a]die, t[=a]dige; of
     unknown origin. Cf. Tadpole.] (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of batrachians belonging to the
     genus Bufo and allied genera, especially those of the
     family Bufonidae. Toads are generally terrestrial in their
     habits except during the breeding season, when they seek the
     water. Most of the species burrow beneath the earth in the
     daytime and come forth to feed on insects at night. Most
     toads have a rough, warty skin in which are glands that
     secrete an acrid fluid.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The common toad ({Bufo vulgaris) and the natterjack
           are familiar European species. The common American toad
           ({Bufo lentiginosus) is similar to the European toad,
           but is less warty and is more active, moving chiefly by
           [1913 Webster]
     Obstetrical toad. (Zool.) See under Obstetrical.
     Surinam toad. (Zool.) See Pita.
     Toad lizard (Zool.), a horned toad.
     Toad pipe (Bot.), a hollow-stemmed plant ({Equisetum
        limosum) growing in muddy places. --Dr. Prior.
     Toad rush (Bot.), a low-growing kind of rush ({Juncus
     Toad snatcher (Zool.), the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]
     Toad spittle. (Zool.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
     Tree toad. (Zool.) See under Tree.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cuckoo \Cuck"oo\ (k[oo^]k"[=oo]), n. [OE. coccou, cukkow, F.
     coucou, prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. ????,
     Skr. k?ki?a, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.] (Zool.)
     A bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied
     genera, of many species.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The European cuckoo ({Cuculus canorus) builds no nest
           of its own, but lays its eggs in the nests of other
           birds, to be hatched by them. The American
           yellow-billed cuckoo ({Coccyzus Americanus) and the
           black-billed cuckoo ({Coccyzus erythrophthalmus) build
           their own nests.
           [1913 Webster]
     Cuckoo clock, a clock so constructed that at the time for
        striking it gives forth sounds resembling the cry of the
     Cuckoo dove (Zool.), a long-tailed pigeon of the genus
        Macropygia. Many species inhabit the East Indies.
     Cuckoo fish (Zool.), the European red gurnard ({Trigla
        cuculus). The name probably alludes to the sound that it
     Cuckoo falcon (Zool.), any falcon of the genus Baza. The
        genus inhabits Africa and the East Indies.
     Cuckoo maid (Zool.), the wryneck; -- called also cuckoo
     Cuckoo+ray+(Zool.),+a+British+ray+({Raia+miraletus">Cuckoo ray (Zool.), a British ray ({Raia miraletus).
     Cuckoo spit, or Cuckoo spittle.
     (a) A frothy secretion found upon plants, exuded by the
         larvae of certain insects, for concealment; -- called
         also toad spittle and frog spit.
     (b) (Zool.) A small hemipterous insect, the larva of which,
         living on grass and the leaves of plants, exudes this
         secretion. The insects belong to Aphrophora,
         Helochara, and allied genera.
     Ground cuckoo, the chaparral cock.
        [1913 Webster]

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