bluebottle


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European centaury

Herbal medicine
An annual or biennial that contains alkaloids, bitter principles, glycosides and triterpenes. It is anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, laxative and a digestive tonic, and has been used to treat anaemia, depression, gout, hypertension, kidney stones and rheumatic complaints.

bluebottle

1. the stinging Portuguese man-of-war (physalia physalis).
2. bluebottle or blowfly. See calliphoridae.
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Bluebottle fly These flies (Calliphora vomitoria) resemble the housefly and are sold commercially for pollination of crops including carrots, broccoli, lettuce and canola.
While I've been out and about cooing over holly blues and meadow browns, a whole fluther of bluebottles (or flotilla - jury's out on the collective noun) have been amassing in my dining room.
Bluebottle flies deposit their eggs in decomposing organic matter and their appearance can indicate that decomposing matter is nearby.
Another fine cress: Prince Philip was not happy with Human, Cress and Bluebottle by Stuart Pearson Wright' Didgeridoo well: The Queen is so pleased with the picture by Aussie Rolf, left, she wants one of Prince Philip
20pm (1958) (PG) A scientist's botched teleportation experiment results in his atoms getting mixed up with those of a bluebottle, with terrifying consequences.
The Goon Show was a classic - Neddy Seagoon, Bluebottle and all the others will forever be engraved on my mind.
So he grabs any passing bluebottle and chomps it down while it's still buzzing.
It detects pressures well below the pressure exerted by a 20 milligram bluebottle fly carcass we experimented with, and does so with unprecedented speed," Nature quoted Zhenan Bao, an associate professor of chemical engineering who led the research, as saying.
The visuals are stunning, from the reflections in the glass and bodywork of the automotive protagonists as they accelerate through beautifully rendered towns and deserts, to clever touches like the bluebottle fly cars which buzz noisily in the heat.