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fly

 [fli]
a dipterous, or two-winged insect, which is often the vector of organisms causing disease.

fly

(flī),
A two-winged insect in the order Diptera. Important flies include Simulium (black fly), Calliphora (bluebottle fly), Piophila casei (cheese fly), Chrysops (deer fly), Siphona irritans (horn fly), Fannia scolaris (latrine fly), Oestrus ovis and Gasterophilus hemorrhoidalis (nose fly), Cochliomyia hominivorax (primary screw-worm fly) and C. macellaria (secondary screw-worm fly), Stomoxys calcitrans (stable fly), Glossina (tsetse fly), and members of the insect order Trichoptera. For some types of flies not listed as subentries here (usually written as one word), see the full name (for example, blowfly, botfly, gadfly, horsefly, housefly).
[A.S. fleóge]

fly

(fli) a dipterous, or two-winged, insect that is often the vector of organisms causing disease.
tsetse fly  see Glossina.

fly

(flī)
n. pl. flies
a. Any of numerous two-winged insects of the order Diptera, especially any of the family Muscidae, which includes the housefly.
b. Any of various other flying insects, such as a caddisfly.

fly

Etymology: AS, flyge
a two-winged insect of the order Diptera, some species of which transmit arboviruses to humans.

fly

Drug slang
verb To be “high” (i.e., intoxicated) on drugs.
 
Entomology
noun A 2-winged dipteran insect.

fly

(flī)
A two-winged insect in the order Diptera. Important members include Simulium (black fly), Calliphora (bluebottle fly), Piophila casei (cheese fly), Chrysops (deer fly), Siphona irritans (horn fly), Fannia scolaris (latrine fly), Oestrus ovis and Gasterophilus hemorrhoidalis (nose fly), Cochliomyia hominivorax (primary screw-worm fly) and C. macellaria (secondary screw-worm fly), Stomoxys calcitrans (stable fly), Glossina (tsetse fly). Members of the insect order Trichoptera are also commonly called flies.
[A.S. fleóge]

fly

see DIPTERAN.

fly


fly agaric
a mushroom. See amanita.
fly biting, fly catching
behavior by dogs that looks like an attempt to catch a nonexistent flying object, hence the name. When repeated or continual, believed to be a form of partial seizure or hallucinations.
fly control
limitation of fly population by disposal of rotting animal tissue, use of insecticides in sprays, back applicators, impregnated ear tags or pet collars, liberation of sterilized males, fly traps.
fly dermatitis
biting flies will inflict skin damage on the face and particularly ear tips of outdoor dogs, causing bleeding, dried crusts and moderate irritation that sometimes leads to the development of auricular hematomas. Also reported to be a common problem in zoo bears.
ear tip fly bite
see fly dermatitis (above).
forest fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
head fly
see hydrotoeairritans.
horn fly
louse fly
sand fly
stable fly
fly strike
cutaneous myiasis.
fly worry
all fly infestations cause worry to their host animals. Heavy infestations with black flies in horses and buffalo flies in cattle may cause deaths from worry, blood loss, interference with grazing and intercurrent disease. See also fly dermatitis (above).

Patient discussion about fly

Q. can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You. My wife is having the symptoms of pregnancy. We have planned to go on a tour to London. I have a doubt; can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You.

A. If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, it can be perfectly safe to fly during most of it. Discuss your trip plans with your doctor or midwife, however, before booking your flight. In certain high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to stay close to home throughout your pregnancy.

You may find that your second trimester — weeks 14 to 27 — is a perfect time to fly. Once you're past the first trimester, in all likelihood your morning sickness will be behind you, your energy levels will be higher, and your chances of miscarriage will be low. However, you shouldn't travel after 36 weeks.

in early pregnancy, you'd better consult with your ob-gyn doctor first.

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Long Eva watched their shining wings, and listened to the music of their voices as they flew singing home, and when at length the last little form had vanished among the clouds, she saw that all around her where the Elves had been, the fairest flowers had sprung up, and the lonely brook-side was a blooming garden.
Then they lifted him up and flew away with him to the Witch's castle, where he was placed in a small yard with a high iron fence around it, so that he could not escape.
The leader of the Winged Monkeys flew up to her, his long, hairy arms stretched out and his ugly face grinning terribly; but he saw the mark of the Good Witch's kiss upon her forehead and stopped short, motioning the others not to touch her.
Then the Swallow flew back to the Happy Prince, and told him what he had done.
When day broke he flew down to the river and had a bath.
So six of them took the end of the string in their beaks and flew away with it; and to his amazement it flew after them and went even higher than they.
At last, with a grand design burning within his brave heart, he begged them to do it once more with him clinging to the tail, and now a hundred flew off with the string, and Peter clung to the tail, meaning to drop off when he was over the Gardens.
So the horse gave a groan, flopped its four wings all together, and flew away from the platform.
The main point, however, was that they flew, and flew swiftly, if a bit unevenly, toward the rock for which they had headed.
The neighboring house had a something familiar about it; a window stood open; he flew in; it was his own room.
Laska, who had been plaintively whining and fretting against the injustice of her treatment, flew straight ahead to a hopeful place that Levin knew well, and that Krak had not yet come upon.
Not a grouse but a snipe flew up from beside the dog.