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Definitions of flies

  1. ( theater) the space over the stage ( out of view of the audience) used to store scenery ( drop curtains)
  2. of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; " a flying time of three hours between cities"; " unidentified flying objects"
  3. An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so- called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, Sarcophagidae, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE.
  4. Of Fly; artificial insects made of bright feathers or silk, used by anglers in flshing.
  5. of Fly
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Quotes of flies

  1. I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me. – Neneh Cherry
  2. I don't know why I ever come in here. The flies get the best of everything. – Otis Criblecoblis
  3. We have already done so much that people call dynamics. Look at the bumblebee being unaware of scientific truths, goes ahead and flies anyway. If it is possible, we will do it here. – Tom Hopkins
  4. A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably. – Horace
  5. So if you're a robot and you're living on this planet, you can do things that you can't do in real life- things that you wished you could do: like fly; like have a car that flies like have furniture that is alive. – William Joyce
  6. Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer. – Jackie Kennedy
  7. Time flies It's up to you to be the navigator. – Robert Orben
  8. Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow. – Li Po
  9. A majority of Americans oppose partial -birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence. – Marc Racicot
  10. Pop flies in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade. – Jackie Robinson
  11. Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies but let wasps and hornets break through. – Jonathan Swift
  12. That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income. – Harold Washington

Usage examples for flies

  1. 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
  2. When the signal ceases it flies back. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  3. Wasn't his flies as good as Bill's, or Tom's? – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  4. It's the flies then. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. I don't catch flies with my open mouth! – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  6. There were flies then, just the same as there are now, though it was a hundred years ago by the church clock. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  7. 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
  8. You might go in to Mr. Watson's and ask him to send me out a few more flies if you have plenty of time, that is." – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. But turn it nine times around the wrong way, and the door flies open." – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  10. Even the flies on the wall still slept. – The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett
  11. 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
  12. Then one flies to another wire. – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
  13. " Wal, wal, time flies sighed the old man. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  14. " There, straight as the crow flies little one," he said, pointing west. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  15. 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
  16. They resemble our own house flies in appearance- would that they were equally harmless! – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. Baby Phil calls them flies – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. The day flies were a swiftly growing army. – In Mesopotamia by Martin Swayne

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