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  • n. Any of various blowflies of the genus Lucilia that are a brilliant metallic green in colour.

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  • n. blowfly with brilliant coppery green body


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  • In Britain, they include the common bluebottle and greenbottle, and they are the forensic entomologist's raw material.

    Lords of the flies: the insect detectives

  • Large greenbottle flies hum thickly in the hot shade of the canebreak where their bodies lie, and the blood from their torn wounds has leaked into the stream.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • I did tell renee in mph's marketing department that she had to bring in keret! greenbottle - yes i saw that book on the history of the penis (!) on the new york times website - sounded great fun visitor - here's a link to your book at abebooks and you can pick up a copy for US$1 (plus postge). sorted!

    Starlight's Pesky Book Meme

  • March 19, 2006 10: 08 PM bibliobibuli said ... lydia - getting rid of old stuff is very liberating and i think a sort of subconscious metaphor greenbottle - you too?

    Unstuffy Duffy

  • Another man who writes astonishingly gobsmackingly well from a woman's POV is Caryll Phillips in "Cambridge" ... sham - i do wish hairy men would make more effort to go for chest and back waxes ... greenbottle - you'll be happy to know that i wear flat shoes 'cos i'm unbalanced enough!

    What She Knows About Men

  • January 25, 2006 5: 57 PM bibliobibuli said ... greenbottle - it sounds like you have the starting point for a great short story in that entry - if not an entire novel! if you're not going to use it, i will!!!!!!

    Monumental Matisse

  • December 04, 2005 3: 34 PM bibliobibuli said ... savante - yes i was looking forward to hearing who the nominees were greenbottle - nothing wrong with that!

    And the Bad Sex Award Goes to ...

  • Which made it very odd that the disheveled clockmaker continued to stare at Cheyne, his droopy face still lifted in expectation of an answer to his question as two greenbottle flies chased each other above his head.

    Song of Time

  • To accomplish this we erected poles, like the poles of a wigwam, and suspended the meat from them, cut in thin strips, and in the center, between the poles, made a small, smoky fire to keep the greenbottle flies away, that they might not "blow" the venison, as well as to aid nature in the drying process.

    The Long Labrador Trail

  • Even in this imperfect case, it is obvious that the greenbottle grubs begin by liquefying their food.

    The Life of the fly; with which are interspersed some chapters of autobiography


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