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  • Place initially teeming with small insects

Encyclopedia

  • Profiles the short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae that is capable of swarming under certain conditions. Locusts are used as models in many fields of biology, especially in the field of olfactory, visual and locomotor neurophysiology. — “Locust - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Plagues of the desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) have threatened agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for centuries. The northern highlands of Ethiopia (Tigray) and Eritrea slow the movements of desert locusts to the breeding areas of the Red Sea coast. — “Desert locust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Locusts is 1997 film starring Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince "The Locusts Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m. — “The Locusts (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • I hear the workman singing and the farmer's wife singing, I hear in the distance the sounds of children and of animals early in the day, I hear emulous shouts of Australians pursuing the wild horse, I hear the Spanish dance with castanets in the chestnut shade, to the rebeck and guitar, I hear continual echoes from the Thames, I hear fierce French liberty songs, I hear of the Italian boat-sculler the musical recitative of old poems, I hear the locusts in Syria as they strike the grain and grass with the showers of their terrible clouds, I hear the Coptic refrain toward sundown, pensively falling on the breast of the black venerable vast mother the Nile, I hear the chirp of the Mexican muleteer, and the bells of the mule, I hear the Arab muezzin calling from the top of the mosque, I hear the Christian priests at the altars of their churches, I hear the responsive base and soprano, I hear the cry of the Cossack, and the sailor's voice putting to sea at Okotsk, I hear the wheeze of the slave-coffle as the slaves march on, as the husky gangs pass on by twos and threes, fasten'd together with wrist-chains and ankle-chains, I hear the Hebrew reading his records and psalms, I hear the rhythmic myths of the Greeks, and the strong legends of the Romans, I hear the tale of the divine life and bloody death of the beautiful God the Christ, I hear the Hindoo teaching his favorite pupil the loves, wars, adages, transmitted safely to this day from poets who wrote three thousand years ago. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • To the fair, of course, came those ravishers of the Russian purse who, in the shape of Frenchmen with pomades and Frenchwomen with hats, make away with money earned by blood and hard work, and, like the locusts of Egypt (to use Kostanzhoglo's term) not only devour their prey, but also dig holes in the ground and leave behind their eggs. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol
  • Lo! by the feet of prancing horses raised, Thick clouds of moving dust, like glittering swarms Of locusts in the glow of eventide, Fall on the branches of our sacred trees; Where hang the dripping vests of woven bark, Bleached by the waters of the cleansing fountain. — “Ramayana” by Valmiki
  • It cannot be that Desdemona should long continue her love to the Moor,–put money in thy purse,–nor he his to her: it was a violent commencement, and thou shalt see an answerable sequestration;–put but money in thy purse.–These Moors are changeable in their wills:–fill thy purse with money: the food that to him now is as luscious as locusts shall be to him shortly as acerb as the coloquintida. — “Othello” by William Shakespeare
  • Honey and locusts were the food, Whereon the Baptist in the wilderness Fed, and that eminence of glory reach'd And greatness, which the' Evangelist records." — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • They had borne Thy cross, they had endured scores of years in the barren, hungry wilderness, living upon locusts and roots—and Thou mayest indeed point with pride at those children of freedom, of free love, of free and splendid sacrifice for Thy name. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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