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- n. Plural form of greenbottle.
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The other, the grey fly, works jointly with the greenbottles, who do not venture inside our houses and who work in the sunlight.
We will therefore confine ourselves to the two principal subjects, namely, the Luciliae, or greenbottles, and the Sarcophagae, or grey flesh flies.
Flesh flies will teach us that of the greenbottles and the other Flies, all of whom make use of the same means.
Saprini and greenbottles never enter our houses; the flesh fly visits us but discreetly, does not feel at home with us; the only one who comes fussing along is the bluebottle, who thus escapes the tribute due to the consumer of plump sausages.
Together with the greenbottles, she is sedulous in her attendance on my pans.
What the greenbottles, the bluebottles and the flesh flies do in the open air, at the expense of every kind of corpse, other flies, narrowing their province, do underground at the
The greenbottles, I was saying, break up their laying into sections.