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  • n  (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
  • n  two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • n  flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  • n  an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  • n  (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  • n  fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  • v  travel through the air; be airborne
  • v  move quickly or suddenly
  • v  operate an airplane
  • v  transport by aeroplane
  • v  cause to fly or float
  • v  be dispersed or disseminated
  • v  change quickly from one emotional state to another
  • v  pass away rapidly
    Time flies like an arrow
  • v  travel in an airplane
  • v  display in the air or cause to float
  • v  run away quickly
  • v  travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
  • v  hit a fly
  • v  decrease rapidly and disappear

  • Reuters Corbis If fruit flies could talk, that's probably how they would call bouts in the Fruit Fly Fight Club in Edward Kravitz's lab at Harvard University.
  • You adopt rituals, preferring certain flies that bring you luck and that your friends use successfully.
  • The only child pulled the wings off flies.
News & Articles

  • Rask, Bruins look to bounce back in Game 2
    The puck flies into the net as Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) scores the game winning goal against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the third overtime period of Game 1 in their NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 4-3.
    June 13, 2013 - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
  • Crawford shines in Chicago's 4-3 triple OT win
    The puck flies into the net as Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) gives up a goal by Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic during the first period of Game 1 in their NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Chicago.
    June 13, 2013 - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
  • Princeton University reopens after bomb threat
    A helicopter flies overhead near a command post set up by Mercer County Sheriff's Officers outside the football stadium at Princeton University Tuesday, June 11, 2013, after receiving a phoned-in bomb threat. No classes are in session, though some summer programs are.
    June 12, 2013 - Washington Examiner
Quotes

  • Sir Richard Dannatt in Financial Times
    We spread our small resources thinly and that inevitably made the small number of British soldiers like flies in a honeypot and we got into this cycle of fighting,said General Sir Richard Dannatt, the former army chief.
  • Edward Markey in BusinessWeek
    The "judge's decision flies in the face of mounting evidence that there are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deep- water rigs before they start drilling again," Markey said.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in 940 News
    I was making the simple point that given our history, the length of this year's primary contest is nothing unusual,Clinton wrote. "But I was deeply dismayed and disturbed that my comment would be construed in a way that flies in the face...

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