from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small midge occurring in New England, Simulium (Ceratopogon) nocivum of Harris. This is probably the punky of the Adirondack region of New York.
- n. Any member of the Bibionidæ.
- n. Any one of several chironomid flies of the genus Ceratopogon.
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I had been bitten by some sort of sand-fly; but at that, I shook my head, and told him of my dream, and after that, he was as anxious to keep near me as I to him.
Mariam watched them cantering uninhibited down the street, sometimes with a man, sometimes alone, sometimes with rosy-cheeked children who wore shiny shoes and watches with leather bands, who walked bicycles with high-rise handlebars and gold-colored spokes-unlike the children in Deh-Mazang, who bore sand-fly scars on their cheeks and rolled old bicycle tires with sticks.
Obviously I didn't disclose my foolishness to the MO and so I was diagnosed as having sand-fly fever, that good old stand-by when they didn't know what was really wrong with you and I was sent to hospital.
After living there a long while they began to be plagued with swarms of a kind of gnat called the sand-fly, which bit the children, causing them to swell up and die.
A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228
His leg was a mass of old scars made by the constant scratching of sand-fly and mosquito bites during the first weeks of our expedition.
They give rise to a malady known as sand-fly fever, which is like influenza and drains the body of all vitality for many days.
As regards opium, it was useful, apart from sand-fly fever, in those frayed, sleepless states of mind that prolonged heat induces.
The typhoid began in earnest later on, as well as sand-fly fever.
Another sickness of the hot season which now began to claim less victims was sand-fly fever.
I would never again go into mosquito or sand-fly country without it.
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