Definition of Louse fly

1. Noun. Bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Louse Fly

louri
lourie
lourier
louries
louriest
louring
lourings
louris
lours
loury
lous
louse-borne typhus
louse around
louse flies
louse fly (current term)
louse up
louseborne
loused
louselike
louses
lousewort
louseworts
lousicide
lousicides
lousier
lousiest
lousily
lousiness
lousinesses

Literary usage of Louse fly

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1. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"... popularly called the louse-fly, from their habits of living parasitically upon birds and animals. They have flattened bodies adapted for moving readily ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"After this is done, it reaches forward first one and then the other foot of the middle pair of legs, and taking each in turn between poot Ot' }louse.fly the ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1883)
"... to a common louse fly (H/fusca). " One day sitting in my verandah reading, I was suddenly stung with such violence in the hand, that I dropt my book, ..."

4. Farming Industries of Cape Colony by Robert Wallace, Harry Stratford Caldecott (1896)
"... showing marked Indications of Reversion to a Hairy-Sheep Ancestor . . . 332 56. Head of a Baboon ...... 338 57. The Sheep Kade or Louse-fly, ..."

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