from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minute fly, possibly a Hippelates, which in East India in summer-time swarms into the eyes of human beings and domestic animals.


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  • There is a very small fly which is popularly known as the "eye-fly," because it hovers in front of your eye like a troublesome person who will not take a refusal.

    India and the Indians


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