botts
Bots Bots, n. pl. [Cf. Gael. botus belly worm, boiteag maggot.] (Zo["o]l.) The larv[ae] of several species of botfly, especially those larv[ae] which infest the stomach, throat, or intestines of the horse, and are supposed to be the cause of various ailments. [Written also {botts}.]

Note: See Illust. of {Botfly}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Botts dots — /bots/, Slang. small, protruding, reflecting ceramic tiles used on some roads instead of painted lines to mark lanes. [after Elbert D. Botts (born 1893), U.S. chemist, who developed them] …   Useful english dictionary

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