Toad. A harmless, but unsightly amphibious animal; very tenacious of life, and believed, when enclosed in stones and trees, to be able to exist for many centuries; being torpid during the winter, they creep into crevices, and sometimes become enclosed by petrifactions or concretions. They live on small worms and insects, and are great enemies of wasps. The Pipa, or Surinam toad, is larger than our toad, and more ugly ; but its young grow in cells on its back from eggs to tadpoles, and then to perfect toads in large numbers.

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