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.
On the riverbank fishermen had left smelly fish heads that were covered with buzzing green-bottle flies.
Huge green-bottle flies hovered over the still-smoking ravines and gullies, open wounds on the land itself.
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.'
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.