Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 08:15:29 -0700
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: snake doctors and such
The term mole cricket seems to have had a fairly wide distribution.
"mole cricket: burrowing insect of the genus *Gryllotalpa* [1714-]
1854 *Agric N.Y.* v. 143: From the construction of the forelegs ... and
the use to which they are applied, the species has received the name of
mole cricket. 1861 *Ill. Agric. Soc. Trans.* v.441: The common mole
cricket ... is probably found here.
Dictionary of American English (U of Chicago, 1942, repr. 1959) v.3, p. 1538
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Fri, 11 Aug 1995, tom creswell wrote:
When I read Terry Lynn Irons' message, I happened to be about to confer with
Virginia McDavid about some work we are doing. She was kind enough
to consult her photocopied records and provide the following information.
"In North Central Record 184.1 from Leslie City, Ky, the difficult-to-read entry is
_mole cricket_. It is not a lexical variant of _devil's darning needle_. It is the
name of another creature
"A _devil's horse_ is a big glack grasshopper with red wings. It is not a dragon-
Hope this information will be helpful.