Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of blowfly.

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Examples

  • Oxygen thieves, vermin and blowflies is how one particular group of veterans regard these imposters, running their own investigations of frauds and posting the results on their website.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • Missing/mutilated eyes and soft internal organs are explained as the action of carrion feeding insects such as blowflies, and opportunistic or carrion birds such as vultures and buzzards which are known to direct themselves toward an animal's eyes, and to enter the body through the openings of the mouth and anus in order to feed on soft internal organs.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Missing/mutilated eyes and soft internal organs are explained as the action of carrion feeding insects such as blowflies, and opportunistic or carrion birds such as vultures and buzzards which are known to direct themselves toward an animal's eyes, and to enter the body through the openings of the mouth and anus in order to feed on soft internal organs. jod23 wrote: This is probably a very effective way for a rancher to collect insurance on stock that are otherwise unfit for market.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Hundreds of English bodies remained behind, feasts for blowflies, buzzards, and wolves.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The sun rose over the mud and humidity of Great Meadows on July 4, blowflies swarming over the dead, mosquitoes around the living.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Pickawillany was left to the blowflies, the buzzards, and its dogs.1

    George Washington’s First War

  • The wigwam camp was a ghastly mess, blowflies swarming, buzzards circling overhead, wolves closing in.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The first two notes rose up toward the blue sky and just like that the larks and warblers stopped singing and the bees and blowflies stopped buzzing.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • My experience in of defecating in the woods in Australia was that burying it would only have made it harder for the blowflies to make it disappear (which took no more than four hours).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » County Judge’s Response to Complaint About Hunters Defecating in the Woods

  • Kirk Lazarus: My experience in of defecating in the woods in Australia was that burying it would only have made it harder for the blowflies to make it disappear (which took no more than four hours).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » County Judge’s Response to Complaint About Hunters Defecating in the Woods

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