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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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I don't know if the warbling was a tactic to put Stevie off but if it was it backred, I'd go as far as to say it looked like it angered Stevie.
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I AM always amused to hear the warbling cries of drivers who, for some unfathomable reason, think the government and local authority have some evil masterplan to declare war on the motorist.
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