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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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He closes his eyes and listens to bird songs, hoping especially to hear the sweet warbling of the lazuli bunting.
When the researchers played songs recorded from other warbling antbirds, both males and females were more likely to approach the speaker and to sing in response to same-sex solos than to male-female duets.
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Thousands of confused birds cooing and warbling outside someone's house, hundreds of miles from home.
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Personally I am affronted every time I hear a choir warbling "Peace on earth and goodwill towards men".
My wife Maria can't stand him or his voice but there we were, trapped on board a Boeing with Francis Albert warbling on about doing it his way.
These 22-inch-high creatures, with their outlandish fashion sense and warbling singing voices, are business partners to reckon with.
Hermitage director Mikhail Piotriovsky claims Sir Paul's warbling caused microscopic damage to the art works within and says: ``We cannot allow such things to be repeated.
And this Yuletide you're most likely to find 72 per cent of stress-heads listening to music at home and 61 per cent warbling a tune in the car.