from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dipterous insect of the genus Scatophaga.
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To the helmed guards he might have been a dung-fly; they ignored him.
He hoped to raise the South, and thither he went, his own dung-fly, buzzing over the offal he had blown; and the first point he headed for was Pampluna across the Pyrenees.
After all, Savage, in Johnson's Life, is just a dung-fly preserved in amber.