4. The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach. Basket fish, a lepidopterous insect of the genus Thyridopteryx and allied genera, especially. T. Ephemeraeformis. The larva makes and carries about a bag or basket-like case of silk and twigs, which it afterwards hangs up to shelter the pupa and wingless adult females.
Origin: Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.
(01 Mar 1998)
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