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warble

(war'bĕl),
A furuncle containing a larva, as of a botfly.
[O.E. wearr, callus, + blawan, to blow, inflate]

warble

(wôr′bəl)
n.
1.
a. An abscessed boillike swelling on the back of cattle, deer, and certain other animals, caused by the larva of a warble fly.
b. The warble fly, especially in its larval stage.
2. A hard lump of tissue on a riding horse's back caused by rubbing of the saddle.

warble

(wor'bel)
The maggot (larva) of any of the flies of the genus Hypoderma (the warble fly). Larvae of the genus Cuterebra can infest the skin of humans and other animals, causing myiasis.
See: Cuterebra; Hypoderma; myiasis
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The 24-year-old warbled her way past the winning post on BBC1 show Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up yesterday, with the song Touch My Fire.
I love my job," he warbled after dictating matters from the front.
Her boyfriend choked back the tears and warbled Yesterday in her ear.
Their lurking presence is amplified by Goran Vejvoda's taped musical score, which fuses the blips and beeps of hospital machinery such as electrocardiograms and scanners with Bach, warbled speech, dripping water, revving engines, and other sounds.
Margarita, who warbled to fame on TV's Clive James Show, couldn't resist demonstrating how a flat-out star can be made to take a sharp intake of breath.
He whistled piccolos and warbled transverse flutes, singing, shouting, waving about like a madman, being in himself dancer and ballerina, singer and prima donna, all of them together and the whole orchestra, the whole theater; then redividing himself into twenty separate roles, running, stopping, glowing at the eyes like one possessed, frothing at the mouth.
Pressly's ``Earl'' co-star Nadine Velazquez took home the prize for most moxie, belting out ``Do the Conga'' and improvising funny lyrics as she forgot the real ones; Emily Deschanel (``Bones'') warbled ``Almost Paradise'' with co-star Eric Millegan; Glenn Howerton from ``It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'' wowed the packed theater with an impressive version of ``Ziggy Stardust''; and ``Passions'' star Eric Martsolf made disco fever look good with a rousing rendition of ``Night Fever,'' unbuttoned shirt and all.
AFTER quitting Midland cult combo Trapeze, Hughes has warbled for the likes of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Whitesnake - and his latest solo effort offers no surprises other than the fact that he's still going.
Only occasionally is a comprehensible word pronounced by Guyotat, provoking cries of frustration from the crowd as his text passes from a warbled tongue to one that spits out intelligible phrases, always making reference to the body, sensuality, or excrement.
And we thought we'd heard it all after Terry Wogan - another Limerick native - warbled through The Floral Dance.