Definitions of flies

  1. ( theater) the space over the stage ( out of view of the audience) used to store scenery ( drop curtains)

Usage examples for flies

  1. Each time, as it flies from one tree to another, the song is repeated. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  2. The rocket flies, indeed, beyond the wreck, but drops into the sea, a little to the left of her. – Battles with the Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. I don't catch flies with my open mouth! – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  4. Then one flies to another wire. – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
  5. It should therefore be well examined when it comes in; and if flies have touched it, the part must be cut off, and then well washed. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  6. " There, straight as the crow flies, little one," he said, pointing west. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  7. It's the flies then. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. He loves my Lizzie, and I do not believe that he who loves that girl will wish to fly away before she flies with him. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  9. Even the flies on the wall still slept. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  10. They resemble our own house flies in appearance- would that they were equally harmless! – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. " Wal, wal, time flies," sighed the old man. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  12. But turn it nine times around the wrong way, and the door flies open." – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  13. The day flies were a swiftly growing army. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne
  14. During the dinner I escaped from the place of flies, and retired to a favourite tree. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  15. As soon as Bijou had passed through the gateway, she put Patatras to a gallop, for the flies were teasing him dreadfully. – Bijou by Gyp
  16. Baby Phil calls them flies. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  17. Wasn't his flies as good as Bill's, or Tom's? – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  18. When the signal ceases it flies back. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills