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 larvae normally feast on rotting meat, and even a special meatless diet made the building stink.
It was the kind of sultry afternoon when even the fat bluebottles who share my office couldn't be bothered being bothersome.
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
Bluebottle CEO Richard Pickup told ComputerWire that the firm has turned off the spam-filtering component of the service, but will still offer email services, after falling victim to a prolonged set of denial-of-service style attacks.
The Doctor's waiting Room In the library-like silence Of low voices and rustling magazines She smiled at the gurgling, sticky-faced child Whispering, "You'll be tomorrow's beauty queen" A grey old man with phlegm in his throat Coughing, wheezing, tapping his stick The clock on the wall spitting out time Tick; by tick; by tick Suddenly, silently, the room went dark As silvery blades knifed the sky Windows were slammed against the rain A rumbling bang belched out a refrain One would think that a band of Irish dancers Were tippa-tippa tapping on the window pane A tornading bluebottle scraped the air Playfully bouncing from brow to brow A droning buzz: A silent pause A high pitched feminine voice sang out "The doctor will see you now".
Because, quality of the tracks aside, the Damien Hirst designed art work is rather natty and brings together elements from two of his most iconic works - a bluebottle fly from his decaying cow's head installation entitled A Thousand Years and a brightly coloured pill from the pharmaceutically-themed The Void.
Already on the line-up are Pinc Ffloyd, Moniars, The Buffalo Riot, Two Suns, A Shrewdness of Apes, Groovy Wonderband, Pressure Drop, Tone Junkies and The Bluebottle Veins.
During summer we can be inundated with bluebottle flies and their maggots in the bins, which smell horrendous.
And some lucky, lucky bluebottle will be in for a treat.
The beers, available in Booths, include Little Creatures from Western Australia; Pikes from South Australia; Cricketers Arms and Grand Ridge from Victoria; and Bluebottle and Red Angus from New South Wales.
Their quiet night away to ensure the children are safe is suddenly turned into an adventure and they are whisked downstream in the Bluebottle boat, to discover an island, named Pirate Island, that Marchmouse insists must be explored.
20pm (1958) (PG) A scientist's botched teleportation experiment results in his atoms getting mixed up with those of a bluebottle, with terrifying consequences.