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Cleg \Cleg\, n. [Northern Eng. & Scot. gleg: cf. Gael. crethleag.] (Zo["o]l.) A small breeze or horsefly. [North of Eng. & Scot.]


n. 1 (context now dialectal English) A light breeze. 2 (context Scotland England dialect English) A blood-sucking fly of the family Tabanidae; a gadfly, a horsefly.


n. large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals [syn: horsefly, clegg, horse fly]

Usage examples of "cleg".

She spied Cleg Trotter, son of crofter Faille Trotter, and headed toward him, clearing her throat.

Bailey nodded his head in the direction Cleg, his green-jacketed emissary, had just disappeared.

I thought at one time the Cleg was going to forget himself and spit me.

The Lang Cleg had suffered a passing fancy to go into the cattle business for himself.

The Long Cleg, horse-coping placidly with a string of broken-winded hacks, waved a friendly arm and asked mildly if it was right that he and the Master had had a fight over the money and he'd broken Lyniond's head for him.

She lost sight of Cleg Trotter, and when she saw him again his father's arm was around his shoulder, and the two great bear-size men were talking head-to-head.