caterpillar (n.) Old form(s): Caterpillers , Catterpillers
parasite, exploiter, sponger
2H6 IV.iv.37[First Messenger to King, of the rebels] All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, / They call false caterpillars
R2 II.iii.165[Bolingbroke to York, of the king's supporters] The caterpillars of the commonwealth
R2 III.iv.47.1[First Man to Gardener, of England compared to a garden] her wholesome herbs / Swarming with caterpillars
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