Smother fly
Smother Smoth"er, n. [OE. smorther. See {Smother}, v. t.] 1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A state of suppression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Not to keep their suspicions in smother. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things.

Then they vanished, swallowed up in the grayness of the evening and the smoke and smother of the storm. --The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Smother fly} (Zo["o]l.), an aphid. [1913 Webster]


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