End of ADS-L Digest - 11 Aug 1995 to 12 Aug 1995 ************************************************ There are 4 messages totalling 93 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. snake doctors and such 2. warp speed 3. monkey blood in L.A. 4. Next Methods Conference ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 08:15:29 -0700 From: Allen Maberry 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 Allen 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- > fly." > > Hope this information will be helpful. > > Tom Creswell >