Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of hover-fly.

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Examples

  • This nifty little wild plant is a predator attractor of hover-flies which eat aphids.

    Organic gardening: Weed control

  • Countless and incalculable hosts of the yellow-barred hover-flies come to them; the heath and common, the moor and forest, the hedgerow and copse, are full of insects.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • For a whole hour you may not observe a humble-bee, and the wasp-like hover-flies, that are generally past all thought of counting, are scarcely seen.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • I mourned the Princess Peach - who was always my choice in Super Mario Bros. 2 because, duh, she hover-flies and wears a pretty pink dress - but was utterly outraged by the drop-off of what the hell?

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I mourned the Princess Peach - who was always my choice in Super Mario Bros. 2 because, duh, she hover-flies and wears a pretty pink dress - but was utterly outraged by the drop-off of what the hell?

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I mourned the Princess Peach - who was always my choice in Super Mario Bros. 2 because, duh, she hover-flies and wears a pretty pink dress - but was utterly outraged by the drop-off of what the hell?

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

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