from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European muscid fly, Lucilia sericata, allied to the screw-worm fly of the United States. Its larvæ infest the bodies of live sheep, especially in Great Britain and Ireland.
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The gadfly, bot-fly, or sheep-fly: the larva lives in the bodies of cattle throughout the whole winter; it is extracted from their backs by an African bird called Buphaga.