from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow Australian sarcophagid fly.


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  • There's a confisticated great buzz-fly knocking about, and I can't kill him.

    Canada for Gentlemen

  • But he had worked his own undoing, for, till they broke camp, Papeete haunted him like a buzz-fly, peeping at him, sometimes from under the tent, trotting after him like a dog, watching him from a distance, till he began to think of "haunts" and "sendings" and spooks.

    The Pools of Silence


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