from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as green-bottle fly.


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  • Then he takes their perfectly good green-bottle beer and gives it to the goat, which the alleged perp feels is an insult.

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  • On the riverbank fishermen had left smelly fish heads that were covered with buzzing green-bottle flies.

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  • Huge green-bottle flies hovered over the still-smoking ravines and gullies, open wounds on the land itself.

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  • His loving spouse 'rowed in the same boat' -- and the 'little green-bottle' was dispatched several times during the days of their Saturnalia, to be replenished at the never-failing fountain of the 'Shepherd and Flock.'

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  • And I'll bet you a six-pack of green-bottle beer that in the years to come, he gets less trouble from guys like me than from his own left wing.



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