horsefly horsefly

Definition(s):

  1. (n) winged fly parasitic on horses
  2. (n) large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

Usage(s):

  1. Babe, nipped by a horsefly at the moment a sturgeon took the bait, twitched so violently that the huge fish was sent sailing all the way to Payette Lake.
  2. The coachman whipped up his cob, and the little party rumbled off along Fifty-ninth Street, Tilley brandishing his brassie with great ferocity at a horsefly.
  3. Soon he has accidentally concocted two creatures consisting of parts of himself and parts of a horsefly.

News

  • Airport, Horsefly team up for service

    Nate Wick/Daily PressLisa Davis pours a Peace Maker for a customer at the Horsefly Brewing Company on Wednesday.
    on January 23, 2014     Source: Montrose Daily Press

Quotes

  • "I was practising at Woburn on Monday and got bitten by a horsefly or something," said Poulter. "It was swollen yesterday and when I put my hand in my pocket I felt a big lump on my groin and knew it wasn't right. I went to the doctors, was...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Ian Poulter Source: AFP

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