Definitions of Fleas

  1. Parasitic, blood- sucking, wingless insects comprising the order Siphonaptera.

Usage examples for Fleas

  1. Fleas must live, and there is the dog." – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  2. The night wore away without any excitement, except from the fleas, a party of whom executed a spirited fandango on my cheek, to the sound of music produced on the drum of my ear, by one of their fellows beating with a wisp of hay. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  3. They will sleep well enough on this diet- if the fleas allow them. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  4. According to Mackenzie, such habitations swarmed with fleas, and even the ground round about them " was alive with this vermin". – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  5. Them inspectors, said Gallagher, is as thick about the country as fleas on a dog. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  6. The house was so full of fleas that if one placed a sheet of newspaper on the floor one could hear and see them jumping on it. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  7. It completely destroys the fleas and other insects, with which they are very much annoyed. – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  8. Flush has not recovered from the effects yet of the summer plague of fleas, and his curls, though growing, are not grown. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  9. Fleas opened one eye and cocked an ear in inquiry, and then rolled over on his back, squirmed and sighed contentedly and long. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  10. In the meantime we were nearly driven desperate by most violent attacks upon our legs, committed by myriads of fleas. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  11. I have had a bad night's rest to- night, not sleeping well, as my wife observed, and once or twice she did wake me, and I thought myself to be mightily bit with fleas, and in the morning she chid her mayds for not looking the fleas a- days. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. An ornament, to Mrs. Goldsmith, did not live up to its possibilities, unless it in turn were decorated with ornaments of its own; like the fleas on the fleas on the dog. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. After the latter had eaten a hearty meal, consisting of barley- bread and milk; they were conducted to a pen, which they were told was to be their sleeping- place, and there they passed the greater part of the night in fighting fleas. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  14. I used it when I was a kid and we didn't have fleas under our house." – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  15. As for me, I turned an empty box up on its end, so as to get out of the way of the fleas, and perched myself on it, finding ample occupation in defending my position from the attacks of the active little wretches. – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  16. Ba'tiste says he has more lies than a dog has fleas. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  17. Fleas and bugs abound, and happy is he whose skin is too tough, or whose flesh is too sour, to attract these ferocious insects. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  18. To add to his restlessness he soon found his blankets alive with fleas, from which these native huts are hardly ever free. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  19. It makes people grow big and beautiful and strenuous; it makes flowers grow big and beautiful; it makes fleas grow big and- strenuous. – The Native Son by Inez Haynes Irwin
  20. Vermin under an inch in length, such as fleas, ants, and mosquitoes, were deemed unworthy of notice. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright