from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tribe of brachycerous dipterous insects, containing those flies whose proboscis is usually terminated by a fleshy lobe, as in the house-fly: now equivalent to Muscidæ in the widest sense.


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  • PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The mushroom in this video looks like Amanita muscaria, which are very poisonous!

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  • The libation that promised enlightenment and divine knowledge, some believe, may have come from the fly Amanita mushroom (Amanita muscaria), which also happens to be the natural diet of reindeers (and consequently can be derived from reindeer urine), is herded by ancient nomadic tribes of central Asia, and also the source of myths and indirect allusions in tales such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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  • Before they perform the sacrifice, the Khanty perform a divination ceremony using fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria).

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  • What about psychedelic mushrooms, Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina fungus (all natural hallucinogens)?

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  • Well, since Jesus is code for the psychedelic mushroom Amanita muscaria, you are all wrong and slaves to boot!

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  • Okay, sometime last summer I set the digital camera to "closeup" mode for this really handsome Aminita muscaria in the woods.

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  • Jewel-weed blooming, some dinner-plate-sized mushrooms that looked like Aminita muscaria from bicycle-botany range, and the poison ivy seems to love this weather.

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  • Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria), western Vermont, United States.

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  • Africanus; cherry – tree in fruit; ribes; figs in fruit; rasps; vineflowers; lavender in flowers; the sweet satyrian, with the white flower; herba muscaria; lilium convallium; the apple – tree in blossom.

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  • Hi tanna, I do know the Finns started eating fly agaric Amanita muscaria after watching reindeer eating them and going a bit silly, but you really do need to pretty keen, don't you.

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