Definition of Tsetse fly
1. Noun. Bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc..
Generic synonyms: Fly
Group relationships: Genus Glossina
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Literary usage of Tsetse fly
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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1906)
"It is a curious fact that among all the blood-sucking flies the tsetse-fly alone has this power, and up to the present the cause of this has not been ..."
2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1904)
"The only known carrier of the disease is the tsetse-fly ... The tsetse-fly resembles in size the small house fly, but, when resting, its wings close over ..."
3. Among the Zulus and Amatongas: With Sketches of the Natives, Their Language by David Leslie, William Henry Drummond (1875)
"... THE tsetse fly. [The following is published, aa an Appendix to the Essay on "The tsetse fly' /Gloxinia ..."
4. The New Africa: A Journey Up the Chobe and Down the Okovanga Rivers; a by Aurel Schulz, August Hammar (1897)
"This was a very apparent lie, from the fact of there being no roads, and tsetse fly sufficient to have killed any quantity of oxen. ..."
5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1901)
"We had no cases among ourselves or our natives serious enough to prevent marching. Patches of tsetse fly were found to be numerous in most of the country ..."
6. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"But for the tsetse-fly the whole history of South-Central Africa would be ... Undoubtedly the tsetse-fly has checked the southward range of Muhammadan ..."