Definition of Fly poison

1. Noun. All parts of plant are highly toxic; bulb pounded and used as a fly poison; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae.

Exact synonyms: Amianthum Muscaetoxicum, Amianthum Muscitoxicum
Generic synonyms: Liliaceous Plant
Group relationships: Amianthum, Genus Amianthum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fly Poison

fly in the face of
fly in the ointment
fly in the teeth of
fly into a rage
fly like a rock
fly low
fly off
fly off the handle
fly on
fly on the wall
fly open
fly orchid
fly out
fly out of the traps
fly outs
fly poison (current term)
fly rod
fly sheet
fly swatter
fly tent
fly the coop
fly the freak flag
fly the nest

Literary usage of Fly poison

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commercial Law Reports (annotated): Being Reports of Important Decisions by W. R. P. Parker (1904)
"In connection with the sale of their fly poison the plaintiffs are the proprietors of a specific trade mark registered under the provisions of the Trade ..."

2. Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeal [1876-1900]. by Ontario Court of Appeal, James Stewart Tupper, Richard Scougall Cassels, Law Society of Upper Canada (1899)
"LYMAN. Trade Mark—Trade, Name—"fly poison Pad." The plaintiffs sold sheets of paper, saturated with fly poison, under the name of " Wilson's fly poison Pad. ..."

3. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1898)
"The plaintiffs sold sheets of paper, saturated with fly poison, under the name of '• Wilson's fly poison Pad." These words were registered t>y them as a ..."

4. Hygiene of Communicable Diseases: A Handbook for Sanitarians, Medical by Francis Merton Munson, John Harington, Francis Randolph Packard, Fielding Hudson Garrison (1920)
"A good fly poison should be attractive to flies, for it may be assumed that there are alternative drinking places. Formaldehyde in a concentration of 0.5. ..."

5. Non-secret Formulas by Thomas Michael Griffiths (1910)
"C. & D. fly poison. A strong solution of white arsenic (say 1 dram to the pint) ... fly poison. Molasses, honey or moist sugar, mixed with about one-twelfth ..."

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