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  • n. The horsefly or gadfly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A breeze fly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fly of the genus Tabanus; a breeze or burrel-fly. See breeze.Derham.


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    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

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    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)


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