from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An anglers' name for an undetermined insect and for the artificial fly supposed to resemble it; probably the common European cockchafer, Melolontha vulgaris.
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Or the oak-fly, the body of which is orange colour and black crewel, with a brown wing.
_oak-fly_, the body of which is Orange colour and black crewel, with a brown wing, or a _fly_ made with a peacocks feather, is excellent in a bright day: you must be sure you want not in your _Magazin_ bag, the