from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A West African fly of the genus Glossina, a tsetse-fly.


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  • There are the crocodiles, more of them than any one wants; there are quantities of flies, particularly the big silent mangrove-fly which lays an egg in you under the skin; the egg becomes a maggot and stays there until it feels fit to enter into external life.

    Travels in West Africa


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