maggot maggot  /ˈmæ ɡət/


  • (n) the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter


  1. Fly maggots eat dead tissue and germs, but do not touch live flesh.
  2. I'm thrilled to no end that this maggot is out of Congress.
  3. Two days later, he removed another maggot.


  • Tales of triumph over terror win top children's UK book awards

    LONDON (Reuters) - The stories of a dyslexic hero and a little girl who overcomes her family's fear of a stray dog won two of Britain's most coveted children's literature prizes on Wednesday. "Maggot Moon" by Sally Gardner outshone Booker prize-winner Roddy Doyle to win the Carnegie medal for a book starring dyslexic hero Standish, who takes on a sinister dictatorship while friends and family ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  • "I witnessed the aftermath - survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land-mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off," Stallone said. "This is a hellhole beyond your wildest dreams."
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Sylvester Stallone Source: Kansas City Star

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