Their curiously-built houses

Anonyme, « Leaves from Gosse’s Romance of Natural History, Times and Seasons », Montreal , Journal of Education, vol. VIII, n° 2 & 3, février et mars 1864, p. 18

The unwieldy caddisworms are lazily dragging about their curiously-built houses over the sogged leaves at bottom, watching for some unlucky gnat-grub to swim within reach of their jaws.