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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parasitic dipterous insect, Melophagus ovinus; a sheep-tick. See Melophagus, and cut under sheep-tick.
  • n. A mallophagous parasite, Trichodectes sphærocephalus, 1 millimeter long, infesting the wool of sheep in Europe and America: more fully called red-headed sheep-louse.

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