Definitions

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  • n. the hover-fly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any dipterous insect of the family Bombyliidæ; also, any other fly which frequents flowers.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Finlayson of Glasgow has recently reported an interesting case in a physician who, after protracted constipation and pain in the back and sides, passed large numbers of the larvæ of the flower-fly, anthomyia cani-cularis, and there are other instances of myiosis interna from swallowing the larvæ of the common house-fly.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Finlayson of Glasgow has recently reported an interesting case in a physician who, after protracted constipation and pain in the back and sides, passed large numbers of the larvae of the flower-fly, anthomyia canicularis, and there are other instances of myiosis interna from swallowing the larvae of the common house-fly.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Here is a pretty little yellow and black banded flower-fly, which is having a quiet little picnic all by himself on a bed of yarrow bloom close by.

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