breeze fly
Horsefly Horse"fly`, n.; pl. {Horseflies}. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any dipterous fly of the family {Tabanid[ae]}, that stings horses, and sucks their blood. [1913 Webster]

Note: Of these flies there are numerous species, both in Europe and America. They have a large proboscis with four sharp lancets for piercing the skin. Called also {breeze fly}. See Illust. under {Diptera}, and {Breeze fly}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The horse tick or forest fly ({Hippobosca}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Breeze fly — Breeze Breeze, Breeze fly Breeze fly , n. [OE. brese, AS. bri[ o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D. brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble, L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breeze fly — noun see breeze I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breeze — Breeze, Breeze fly Breeze fly , n. [OE. brese, AS. bri[ o]sa; perh. akin to OHG. brimissa, G. breme, bremse, D. brems, which are akin to G. brummen to growl, buzz, grumble, L. fremere to murmur; cf. G. brausen, Sw. brusa, Dan. bruse, to roar,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fly — [v1] take to the air, usually employing wings aviate, barnstorm*, bend the throttle*, buzz*, circle, circumnavigate, climb, control, cross, dart, dash, dive, drift, flat hat*, fleet, flit, float, flutter, glide, hop, hover, hurry, jet, jet out,… …   New thesaurus

  • breeze — Synonyms and related words: air, ball the jack, barrel, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, blubber, bluster, boom, bowl along, breath, breeze along, breeze up, brew, brush, butter, carry by storm, cinch, clay,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fly — fly1 W2S2 [flaı] v past tense flew [flu:] past participle flown [fləun US floun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(travel by plane)¦ 2¦(move through the air)¦ 3¦(control a plane)¦ 4¦(send somebody/something by plane)¦ 5¦(use air company/service)¦ 6¦(cross sea by… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fly — fly1 flyable, adj. flyability, n. /fluy/, v., flew or, for 11, 19, flied, flown, flying, n., pl. flies. v.i. 1. to move through the air using wings …   Universalium

  • fly — I [[t]flaɪ[/t]] v. flew, for11, 19, flied, flown, fly•ing, 1) to move through the air using wings 2) to be carried through the air or through space by any force or agency 3) to float or flutter in the air: flags flying in the breeze[/ex] 4) aer.… …   From formal English to slang

  • fly — Synonyms and related words: abscond, absquatulate, advance, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, applique, arachnid, arise, arthropod, ascend, aspire, bait, ball the jack, balloon, barnstorm, barrel, be airborne, be annihilated, be consumed, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • breeze flies — Gadfly Gad fly (g[a^]d fl[imac] ), n.; pl. {Gadflies}. [Gad + fly.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any dipterous insect of the genus {Oestrus}, and allied genera of botflies. [1913 Webster] Note: The sheep gadfly ({Oestrus ovis}) deposits its young in the nostrils… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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