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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases.

Usage examples (33)
  • This preserved housefly is sporting a pair of two-millimeter-wide eyeglasses, engineered with ultra-precise fast-pulse laser technology.
  • Generally speaking the housefly is very susceptible to DDT; unfortunately some fairly resistant species of fly have lately been observed.
  • The housefly is the Ferrari of the insect world and can change course in as little as 30 thousandths of a second.
  • Creepy animals are only too plentiful, the most objectionable at present is the common housefly which is a perfect plague. for more
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