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Definitions of flea

  1.   A small insect of a very dark brown colour, surprisingly nimble, and very troublesome by its bite.
  2.   To flay.
  3.   An insect of the genus Pulex. The common f. which attacks man is Pulex irritans.
  4.   A small blood- sucking insect, without wings, but able to leap.
  5.   An insect of the genus pulex, remarkable for its agility and its troublesome bite.
  6.   any wingless blood- sucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
  7.   A parasitic wingless insect, having limbs adapted for leaping and a head armed with blood sucking organs.
  8.   Small, wingless, bloodsucking insect.
  9.   Parasitic, blood- sucking, wingless insects comprising the order Siphonaptera.
  10.   An insect of the genus Pulex, and regarded by entomologists as constituting a distinct order Aphaniptera, because the wings are inconspicuous scales. All the species of the genus are very similar to the common flea ( P. irritans). It has two eyes and six feet; the feelers are like threads; the oral appendages are modified into piercing stilets and a suctorial proboscis. The flea is remarkable for its agility, leaping to a surprising distance, and its bite is very troublesome.
  11.   An insect belonging to the genus Pulex, of the order Aphaniptera. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea ( Pulex irritans), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea ( P. canis) takes its place. See Aphaniptera, and Dog flea. See Illustration in Appendix.

Quotes of flea

  1. The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea – John Adams
  2. When I go to a country, I go to flea markets, antique stores. I am always looking for something. – Ursula Andress
  3. You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation. – Marian Wright Edelman
  4. But we used to go to flea markets and things, and look for old 78 records that had silly song titles. – Neil Innes
  5. I do honour the very flea of his dog. – Ben Jonson
  6. I like Flea I like him as a musician. – Ziggy Marley
  7. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea though many there be that have tried it. – Herman Melville
  8. At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first. – Ethel Merman
  9. You may as well say, 'That's a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. – William Tecumseh Sherman
  10. Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that. – Chad Smith
  11. I actually picked up copies of Decline I and II at a flea market once. I walked out without paying. – Penelope Spheeris

Usage examples for flea

  1. The fighting, ' he added, 'is a mere flea bite, as the sayin' goes. ” – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
  2. 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
  3. “ " 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
  4. Wade viewed the discouraged- looking, flea bitten gray horse dubiously. ” – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. 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
  6. He'd skin a flea for its hide and tallow." ” – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  7. You have not the pluck of a half- drowned flea – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. “ 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
  11. But- - I'll put a flea in Enriquez's ear. ” – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  12. 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
  13. “ " 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
  14. The dog woke suddenly to a flea fact. ” – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  15. 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
  16. “ " 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
  17. Then said the little room- door, " Little flea why art thou screaming?" ” – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  18. 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
  19. “ 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
  20. 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

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