from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The egg or larva of a blowfly, usually deposited on meat.
- transitive v. To deposit flyblows on.
- transitive v. To contaminate; taint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The larva of the blowfly, especially when found on rotten meat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the eggs or young larvæ deposited by a flesh fly, or blowfly.
- transitive v. To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make flyblown; taint with or as if with flyblows: chiefly in figurative uses.
- To deposit eggs on meat or the like, as a fly.
- Of the nature of flyblow; flyblown.
- n. The egg of a fly, the presence of which in numbers on meat, etc., makes it tainted and maggoty.
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If you didn't have good schools for that man's children and his team's children, you knew he would flyblow South Carolina and industry would never come.
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The oil of vainglory feeds the lamp; sinister aims corrupt and flyblow our holy things.