flyblown flyblown


  1. (adj) spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
  2. (adj) foul and run-down and repulsive
  3. (adj) especially of reputation



  1. He wearies, starves, sickens, dies, is flung ashore by the tides to testify in flyblown silence to the tyranny of man.
  2. In flyblown Indian Ocean towns and sun-seared mud-hut villages in Chaggaland, he recruited new grass-roots leaders and urged participation in the self-help program.
  3. Against a flyblown Gay-Nineties backdrop, Lil queens it over a cosily archaic underworld of cokies and floozies, shoplifters and white slavers.


  • "It seemed to me tragic that they should become, as the result of circumstances beyond their control, a parasitic proletariat squatting around oil-fields in the flyblown squalor of shanty towns in some of the most sterile country in the world,"...
    on May 31, 2004 By: Wilfred Thesiger Source: Corvallis Gazette Times

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