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.
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.