flyblows


flyblows
n. egg or young larvae deposited by blowfly; maggot v. deposit larva or flyblow on (meat or other food); contaminate; taint

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Blowfly — Blow fly , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of fly of the genus {Musca} that deposits its eggs or young larv[ae] (called flyblows and maggots) upon meat or other animal products. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flyblow — Fly blow , v. t. To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows. Bp. Srillingfleet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flyblown — Fly blown , a. Tainted or contaminated with flyblows; damaged; foul. [1913 Webster] Wherever flyblown reputations were assembled. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flyblown — /fluy blohn /, adj. 1. covered with flyblows: flyblown meat. 2. tainted or contaminated; spoiled. [1565 75; FLY2 + BLOWN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flyblown — adjective /ˈflaɪˌbləʊn,ˈflaɪˌbloʊn/ a) contaminated with flyblows b) tainted See Also: blowfly, flyblow …   Wiktionary

  • flyblown — fly·blown .blōn adj 1) infested with flyblows 2) covered with flyspecks …   Medical dictionary

  • flyblown — fly•blown [[t]ˈflaɪˌbloʊn[/t]] adj. 1) covered with flyblows 2) tainted or contaminated; spoiled 3) dirty; squalid • Etymology: 1565–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • flyblown — /ˈflaɪbloʊn/ (say fluyblohn) adjective 1. tainted with flyblows. 2. spoilt; corrupt. 3. Colloquial broke; penniless …   Australian English dictionary

  • flyblow — [flī′blō΄] n. a blowfly s egg or larva vt., vi. flyblew, flyblown, flyblowing 1. to deposit flyblows in (meat, etc.) 2. to contaminate; spoil; taint …   English World dictionary

  • flyblow — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fly (V) + blow (deposit of insect eggs) 1. : one of the eggs or young larvae deposited by a flesh fly or blowfly 2. : fly strike II. transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary


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