Definition of Maggots

1. Noun. (plural of maggot) ¹



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Definition of Maggots

1. maggot [n] - See also: maggot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maggots

maggids
maggies
magging
maggiore
maggot
maggot cheese
maggoted
maggotier
maggotiness
maggotish
maggotlike
maggotorium
maggotoriums
maggotries
maggotry
maggots (current term)
maggoty
maggoty-pie
maggoty-pies
maggs
maghagendorfite
maghemite
maghet
magian
magians
magic
magic-wand
magic bullet
magic bullets
magic carpet

Literary usage of Maggots

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1. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"The maggots of this fly are well known in meat-shops, pantries, and kitchens, ... The second day after these maggots were hatched they doubled in size, ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Veterinary Surgery by William Williams (1882)
"maggots, or " the fly," are very troublesome to sheep in the sultry months of ... The maggots burrow into the skin, render it sore, causing suppuration and ..."

3. Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits by Alfred Cort Haddon, William Halse Rivers Rivers, Charles Gabriel Seligman, Charles Samuel Myers, William McDougall, Sidney Herbert Ray, Anthony Wilkin (1912)
"Kuper, maggots, Mer. Opening A. Pass middle-finger of left hand under the ... maggots. Replace left middle-finger by left little-finger in the opposite ..."

4. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Such an infestation by fly maggots is commonly known as myiasis, ... All of the maggots which habitually or occasionally parasitize man belong to the order ..."

5. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"It was hardly known to farmers until 1876, though Curtis describes it in ' Farm Insects ' in 1859, and states that specimens of its maggots were shown him ..."

6. Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia by Peter Egerton Warburton, Charles Henry Eden (1875)
"Nothing in the shape of meat can be left exposed for a moment, otherwise a swarm of flies descend and seem to emit living maggots on the flesh. ..."

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