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naiad

(nā′əd, -ăd′, nī′-)
n. pl. nai·ades (-ə-dēz′) or nai·ads
The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.

naiad

the aquatic nymphal stage of dragonflies and mayflies.
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According to the author, from the beginning, both genus and species were subjected to many errors, being the fact that the division of the edentulous naiades into genus depended just on conchological characters.
Traffic on the croatian inland waterways in the context of the european programme NAIADES, Promet Traffic & Transportation 20(6): 383-393.
In the French second half Goode satisfied serious musical tastes with an ecstatically relished Joie et Clarte des Corps Glorieux of Messiaen, and bored at least one listener silly with Roger-Ducasse's Pastorale and Vierne's finger-twiddling Naiades.
A Classification and Annotated Check List of the North American Naiades. Baylor University Press.
(47) "Je me souviens du temps ou, dans mon enfance, je regardais la lune se lever derriere le rideau sombre de l'ancienne foret sacree d' A ..., en revant a tous les dieux de la mythologie antique; ou mon imagination voyait danser, sous l'ombre des arbres, les nymphes elegantes avec les grotesques Egypans [sic], et sous l'eau verte des fontaines, les naiades rieuses se moquer des satyres aux pieds fourchus.
de naiades se sauve / Ou plonge," "Et le splendide bain de cheveux disparait," "Cette proie, a jamais ingrate se delivre").
Poelenburgh's lavish beauty contest convenes, witnessed by a venerable river god and (among the reeds of his river, shy but inquisitive naiades) all below the canopy of Both's air-borne delicate greenwood.
Lesquelles figures n'estoyent si tost marquees par les douze Naiades, vestues de blanc ...
You nymphs call'd Naiades of the windring brooks, With your sedg'd crowns, and ever-harmless looks, Leave your crisp channels, and on this green land Answer your summons: Juno does command.
nDavid Loder runs Dote in the Prix des Naiades at Clairefontaine today.
Behind the palace lies the large formal park, divided by 40-foot hedges and two lovely fountains, including Neptune's Fountain with its sea goddess, Thetis, accompanied by naiades, water gods, and fabulous creatures.
The draft directive is one of the measures which aim to improve its quality and promote its use, particularly for freight shipping (NAIADES II package).