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frog

(frog),
1. An amphibian in the order Anura, which includes the toads; the commonest frog genera are Rana (grass frogs) and Hyla (tree frogs).
2. In veterinary medicine, the spongy triangular cushion on the sole of the horse hoof that helps to absorb the shock of impact.
[A.S. frogge]

frog

(frôg, frŏg)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous tailless aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians of the order Anura, characteristically having a short vertebral column, a large head, long hind legs used for leaping, and a tadpole stage as larvae.
b. Any of various usually aquatic members of this order having smoother skin and longer hind legs than the toads.
2. A wedge-shaped, horny prominence in the sole of a horse's hoof.
3. Informal Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat.
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frog

see ANURAN.

frog

1. amphibious, poikilothermic animal. See also rana.
2. v-shaped pad of soft horn between the bars on the sole of the horse's hoof.

frog legs
bryophyllumtubiflorum.
frog-leg position
one of the positions used when x-raying dogs for hip dysplasia. The dog is in dorsal recumbency and the hindlegs are held in a fully flexed, abducted position.
leopard frog
member of the animal order Anura of the class Amphibia. Called also Rana pipiens.
frog mouth
frog pad
leather pad nailed onto horse hoof above the shoe to protect the frog.
frog posture
the hindlimbs trail behind in a recumbent animal that scrambles forwards with the front limbs. Characteristic of bilateral hip luxation and compression of the lumbar spinal cord.
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It may seem overcrowded at this stage but as frogspawn has numerous predators, including late frosts, it is thought that as little as one egg in 50 will actually make it to a little froglet.
In newspaperspeak, "not beyond the realms of possibility" covers scenarios such as being squashed by a sheep, killed by an errant tennis ball or enduring a downpour of frogspawn.
AFTER the mildest of winters the signs of an early spring have been everywhere: crocuses and daffodils quick to bloom, frogspawn on the pond, blackthorn flowering on the hedgerow, the first butterflies and bees.
Simply by letting us know when and where you spotted your first snowdrop or frogspawn of the year, we can begin to understand the impact of climate change on our native species," said Dr Kate Lewthwaite, the Trust's Nature's Calendar manager.
At this time of year when gardeners are tidying their ponds they often have a tendency to move excess plants and frogspawn from their own ponds into other ponds in the area.
Wildlife-lovers may not think twice about handing over "excess" frogspawn from their urban ponds to other gardeners to give frogs a new home.
Tiny pools formed in boggy earth alongside the forest road were full of clouds of frogspawn.
Local real ales are on sale if you are one those beardie types who likes to taste the frogspawn in their pint.
Current signs you can keep a lookout for are: snowdrops; hazel trees flowering (catkins); lesser celandine flowers and frogspawn.
This time of year it would be collecting frogspawn and watching it develop into tadpoles.
IT'S been compared to frogspawn, a spaceship and a metallic Yorkshire pudding.
My pond shimmers with frogspawn, the daffs are in full bloom and a hare the size of a dog zig-zagged across a stubble field this morning.