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Tabanus

(tă-bā'nŭs),
The gadflies and horseflies; a genus of biting flies, some species of which transmit surra, infectious equine anemia, anthrax, and other diseases.
[L. a gadfly]
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gadfly

(găd′flī′)
n.
Any of various flies, especially a warble fly, botfly, or horsefly, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals.
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gadfly

(gad'fli?)
A fly belonging to the family Tabanidae that lays eggs under the skin of its victim, causing swelling simulating a boil. Multiple furuncles appear with hatching of larvae.
See: botfly; warble
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JoAnn Klinker demonstrates in "Qualities of Democracy: Links to Democratic Leadership" that on-going critical inquiry is needed in the field of educational leadership, an arena that frequently if not normally leaves little time for practitioners to be gadflies. In particular, she argues that reflecting on and applying democratic ideas and ideals, especially those regarding the substantive democratic qualities of responsiveness, equality, and respect for civil and political freedoms, are critical means of nurturing democratic leaders and schools as well as democratic governments and societies.
And, perhaps, as unlikely as it may be, historians are gadflies at times.
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In Division Two Peggy Gadflies moved into top spot with a fine 3-2 win away to AC Brookley.
Bronze Social and Peggy Gadflies were involved in an eight-goal thriller with both teams taking a share of the points with a 4-4 scoreline.