blowfly blowfly

Definition(s):

  • (n) large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds

Usage(s):

  • Thereupon Dentist Dreher hatched some germ-free blowfly eggs and fed the larvae for twelve hours on pig-liver.

Quotes

  1. "An independent study has shown that up to three million sheep would be at risk of painful death from blowfly attack, or fly-strike, if mulesing were to stop without an alternative measure," Mr Burke wrote. "The Australian Government, the...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Tony Burke Source: Stock and Land

  2. "The report was going to be the answer to the barbecue stopper, balancing work and family," Labor MP Julia Irwin says. "Bronwyn Bishop has ruined the barbecue faster than a blowfly in the potato salad."
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Julia Irwin Source: The Australian

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