Flyblow
Flyblow Fly"blow`, v. t. To deposit eggs upon, as a flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows. --Bp. Srillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

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  • Flyblow — Fly blow , n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the eggs or young larv[ae] deposited by a flesh fly, or blowfly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flyblow — [flī′blō΄] n. a blowfly s egg or larva vt., vi. flyblew, flyblown, flyblowing 1. to deposit flyblows in (meat, etc.) 2. to contaminate; spoil; taint …   English World dictionary

  • flyblow — fly·blow .blō vt, blew; blown to deposit eggs or young larvae of a flesh fly or blowfly in flyblow n FLY STRIKE …   Medical dictionary

  • flyblow — n. egg or young larvae deposited by blowfly; maggot v. deposit larva or flyblow on (meat or other food); contaminate; taint …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flyblow —    an illegitimate child    Punning on the deposit of eggs left in meat by flies, and the taint:     She is still a bairn. And the flyblow of the system. (Cookson, 1969 her autobiography was largely about her own illegitimacy) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • flyblow — I. noun Date: 1556 fly strike II. transitive verb ( blew; blown) Date: 1603 1. taint, contaminate 2. to deposit eggs or young larvae of a flesh fly or blowfly in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flyblow — /fluy bloh /, v., flyblew, flyblown, flyblowing, n. v.t. 1. to deposit eggs or larvae on (meat or other food). n. 2. one of the eggs or young larvae of a blowfly, deposited on meat or other food. [1550 60; FLY2 + BLOW2] * * * …   Universalium

  • flyblow — noun The larva of the blowfly, especially when found on rotten meat …   Wiktionary

  • flyblow — fly•blow [[t]ˈflaɪˌbloʊ[/t]] v. blew, blown, blow•ing, n. 1) ent to deposit eggs or larvae on (meat or other food) 2) ent one of the eggs or young larvae of a blowfly, deposited on food • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • flyblow — /ˈflaɪbloʊ/ (say fluybloh) verb (t) (flyblew, flyblown, flyblowing) 1. to deposit eggs or larvae on (meat). –noun 2. the egg or young larva (maggot) of a blowfly, deposited on meat, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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