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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

(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

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.

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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Skipper Tamika Mkwandawire, without a goal in three years, let fly with a 35-yard shot which rocketed into the bottom corner.
Bayern should have extended their lead moments later, but Lloris pulled off a fantastic stop to deny Robben before Jean Makoun's challenge stole the ball off Olic as he was about to let fly with his hat-trick in his sights.
Every game is a cup final now and the more we can let fly at the opposition keepers, the better
When he was asked to move, he let fly a torrent of abuse.
Despite this loss the visitors went ahead 13 minutes into the second period when Mark Duckett broke into the penalty area and let fly a tremendous left-foot shot which beat Phil Priestley.
Without hesitation, I pulled back and let fly my first arrow at an African animal.
Following a Crewe break, Inman (right) cut the ball on to his left foot and let fly, sending it past keeper Chris Dunn.
The visitors took the lead in the fifth minute when Hamza Bencherif collected a pass from Alan Judge and let fly with an unstoppable 30-yard drive.
After an even opening, Sphinx were awarded a 40th-minute free-kick some 22 yards out and Stevenson let fly with a ferocious shot that gave visiting keeper Karl Lewis no chance.
Sub Neil McCallum thought he had won it when he let fly in injury time but his shot crashed back off a post.
Glenn Poole let fly with a shot from 25 yards which beat the keeper but smacked against the crossbar, while Chester also struck the woodwork when Simon Yeo's shot deflected off Adrian Pettigrew and looped goalwards but hit a post.
Neville let fly with a verbal attack after his wild celebrations at Rio Ferdinand's late winner against Liverpool at Old Trafford landed him with a pounds 5,000 fine and a warning about his future conduct from the FA yesterday.