Usage examples for flea

  1. Wade viewed the discouraged- looking, flea- bitten gray horse dubiously. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. He'd skin a flea for its hide and tallow." – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  3. To destroy the flea, bug, or fly, put dry leaves around the patch, and set fire to them at night, which will attract and destroy them if they are disturbed with a broom or leafy brush. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  4. Then said the little room- door, " Little flea, why art thou screaming?" – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  5. " That," he observed, with the mien of one not to be contradicted, " that, sir, is not a flea. – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
  6. How they laughed at him, calling him an atom or a flea, good for nothing! – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  7. He sha'n't see her, if I don't, 'foregad- Curse me, but he shall go away with a flea in his ear. – The Politician Out-Witted by Samuel Low
  8. You have not the pluck of a half- drowned flea! – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  9. They told me at the tavern that Mr. Sanders was here, and I just wanted to put a flea in his ear about a little matter. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
  10. It is notorious that the hand cannot always cover the flea; this atom has will, and knows the road to safety. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  11. It was no common thing to wake up in the mornings and find icicles on the top blanket of the " flea bag" where one's breath had frozen, and of course one's sponge was a solid block of ice. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  12. A Rhapsody, it is as follows: " So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite 'em. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  13. To a crisp crackling of the whip- lash over the backs of the two sturdy, shaggy, flea- bitten ponies, the tonga swept away from the station, swift as a hunted fox with a dusty plume. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  14. The fighting, ' he added, 'is a mere flea- bite, as the sayin' goes. – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
  15. " That's a flea in his fat old ear," cried the young man, laying his hand on his father's shoulder. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  16. Often when that first whistle went, it found a good many of us still " complete in flea- bag," and that scramble to get into things and appear " fully dressed" was an art in itself. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  17. An old mare came hobbling towards him; a flea- bitten grey came trotting down the field, his head in the air, neighing loudly. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. But- - I'll put a flea in Enriquez's ear. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  19. The dog woke suddenly to a flea fact. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  20. " Doctor, I've had a flea in my ear sometimes, but this is a different proposition. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh