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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various blood-feeding often wingless flies of the family Hippoboscidae that are parasitic on sheep, deer, and other animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Past participles of kithe.
  • noun A sheep-tick, Melophagus ovinus; a sheep-louse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sheep tick, Melophagus ovinus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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