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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]



horse fly

Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.
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Por eso, cuando Cronenberg, para quien "el cine es un arte y la vida un caos", declara parafraseando a Flaubert: "Spider soy yo", sabemos que se trata de una verdadera autobiografia en que los hechos son tan ficticios como la memoria del senor Cleg el autor es una arana y la pelicula su telarana.
Some of Fiennes' admirers, particularly those who think The English Patient was to the 1990s what Clark Gable's Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind meant to an earlier generation, can't understand why the star would want to play a grungy figure like Dennis Cleg (or the psychotic serial killer in Red Dragon, for that matter).
Dennis Cleg (Ralph Fiennes), aka Spider, is a schizophrenic released into the community to take up lodgings at a halfway house in his old neighbourhood.
Horseflies, also known as clegs, have razor sharp jaws and can inflict a very painful bite.
Appendix IV: Medical acarology and entomology: horse flies, clegs, deer flies, pp.
I still hear the wheeps of curlews, the buzz of bluebottles or clegs and then a minute's silence, more or less, before I shot him through his dicky heart.
In the states where structural separation is being encouraged, CLEGs argue that the Bells have not lived up to their end of the Section 271 bargain.