Definition of Dayflies

1. Noun. (plural of dayfly) ¹

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Definition of Dayflies

1. dayfly [n] - See also: dayfly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dayflies

daycoaches
daydream
daydreamed
daydreamer
daydreamers
daydreaming
daydreamings
daydreamlike
daydreams
daydreamt
daydreamy
daye
dayee
dayereh
dayerehs
dayflies (current term)
dayflower
dayflowers
dayfly
daygirl
dayglo
dayglow
dayglows
dayless
daylife
daylight
daylight-saving time
daylight-savings time
daylight-savings times
daylight overdraft

Literary usage of Dayflies

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1. The Romance of Natural History by Philip Henry Gosse (1863)
"... the triple-tailed larvae of dayflies creep in and out of holes in the bank, the finny appendages at their sides maintaining a constant waving motion; ..."

2. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The dayflies are noted for the shortness of their lives, the dragon flies for their beauty; while many other forms are well known from some particular ..."

3. Humanism; Philosophical Essays: Philosophical Essays by Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1912)
"To the dayflies of fashion life seems ephemeral; lo'the seeker after permanence, it strikes its roots into eternity. To the empty, it is a yawning chasm of ..."

4. Popular Science News (1902)
"... to escape were not a few dayflies, or Ephemerids, of the species that hover over water, and in most cases live for only a few hours of a single day. ..."

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