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Ladybird, Ladyfly, Ladycow

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or May-bug. The Bishop Barnaby, called in German, Unser herrin huhn (our Lady-fowl), Marien-huhn (Mary-fowl), and Marien Käfer (Mary’s beetle). “Cushcow Lady,” as it is called in Yorkshire, is also the German Marienkalb (Lady-calf), in French, bête à Dieu. Thus the cockchafer is called the May-bug, where the German käfer is rendered bug; and several of the scarabæi are called bugs, as the rose-bug, etc. (See Bishop.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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