Crossword clues for flies
- Goes American, perhaps
- Deftones "Change (In the House of ___)"
- Area over a stage
- Airborne distractions
- Wins acceptance
- Time _____
- Texas leaguers
- Takes the high way?
- Takes the Concorde
- Takes a plane
- Shagged hits
- Pops (out)
- Passes the bullshit test
- Outfielders' catches
- Outfielder's chances
- Insects often seen around garbage
- Goes up in the air
- Goes by dirigible
- Garbage collection
- Food for frogs
- Fielder’s forte
- Dumpster swarm
- Dumpster habitués
- Dirty kitchen buzzers
- Compost heap "residents"
- Bluebottles and gnats
- Bloopers, e.g
- ''Lord of the ___''
- Doctor foretold extremes of Holmes' life in novel
- Tsetses and gnats
- Outfield hits
- Parts of 24-Down
- Pop-ups, e.g.
- Goes by jet
- Bloopers, e.g.
- Gets around like Superman
- Skedaddles ... or what 18-, 26-, 42- and 53-Across all have
- Garbage collection?
- Bugs about the trash
- What time does
- Emulates the Orioles?
- Pop-ups, e.g
- Honey's victims
- Western bees
- Warm-weather pests
- Golding's "Lord of the ___"
- Moves swiftly
- What fielders shag
- Goes quickly
- Pesky insects
- Picnic nuisances
- Passes quickly
- Angler's collection
- Takes a jet
- Swatters' victims
- Fishing bait
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fly \Fly\, n.; pl. Flies (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS. fl[=y]ge, fle['o]ge, fr. fle['o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg, OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root] 84. See Fly, v. i.]
Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.
A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, -- used for fishing. ``The fur-wrought fly.''
A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant. [Obs.]
A trifling fly, none of your great familiars.
A parasite. [Obs.]
A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for hire and usually drawn by one horse. [Eng.]
The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes, the length from the ``union'' to the extreme end.
The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.
(Naut.) That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.
Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.
A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel (below).
(Knitting Machine) The piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.
The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
(Weaving) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.
Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.
A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.
The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof of the tent at no other place.
One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.
The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
(Baseball) A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly. Also called fly ball. ``a fly deep into right field''
(Cotton Manuf.) Waste cotton.
Black fly, Cheese fly, Dragon fly, etc. See under Black, Cheese, etc. -- Fly agaric (Bot.), a mushroom ( Agaricus muscarius), having a narcotic juice which, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous. -- Fly block (Naut.), a pulley whose position shifts to suit the working of the tackle with which it is connected; -- used in the hoisting tackle of yards. -- Fly board (Printing Press), the board on which printed sheets are deposited by the fly. -- Fly book, a case in the form of a book for anglers' flies.
--Kingsley. Fly cap, a cap with wings, formerly worn by women. -- Fly drill, a drill having a reciprocating motion controlled by a fly wheel, the driving power being applied by the hand through a cord winding in reverse directions upon the spindle as it rotates backward and forward.
--Knight. Fly fishing, the act or art of angling with a bait of natural or artificial flies; fishing using a fly as bait.
--Walton. -- -- Fly fisherman, one who fishes using natural or artificial flies as bait, especially one who fishes exclusively in that manner. -- Fly flap, an implement for killing flies. -- Fly governor, a governor for regulating the speed of an engine, etc., by the resistance of vanes revolving in the air. -- Fly honeysuckle (Bot.), a plant of the honeysuckle genus ( Lonicera), having a bushy stem and the flowers in pairs, as L. ciliata and L. Xylosteum. -- Fly hook, a fishhook supplied with an artificial fly. -- Fly leaf, an unprinted leaf at the beginning or end of a book, circular, programme, etc. -- Fly maggot, a maggot bred from the egg of a fly.
Fly net, a screen to exclude insects.
Fly nut (Mach.), a nut with wings; a thumb nut; a finger nut.
Fly orchis (Bot.), a plant ( Ophrys muscifera), whose flowers resemble flies.
Fly paper, poisoned or sticky paper for killing flies that feed upon or are entangled by it.
Fly powder, an arsenical powder used to poison flies.
Fly press, a screw press for punching, embossing, etc., operated by hand and having a heavy fly.
Fly rail, a bracket which turns out to support the hinged leaf of a table.
Fly rod, a light fishing rod used in angling with a fly.
Fly sheet, a small loose advertising sheet; a handbill.
Fly snapper (Zo["o]l.), an American bird ( Phainopepla nitens), allied to the chatterers and shrikes. The male is glossy blue-black; the female brownish gray.
Fly wheel (Mach.), a heavy wheel attached to machinery to equalize the movement (opposing any sudden acceleration by its inertia and any retardation by its momentum), and to accumulate or give out energy for a variable or intermitting resistance. See Fly, n., 9.
On the fly (Baseball), still in the air; -- said of a batted ball caught before touching the ground..
n. 1 (fly English) 2 (context pluralonly English) The open area above a stage where scenery and equipment may be hung. 3 The trouser zip vb. (en-third-person singularfly)
n. (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
Flies are insects of the order Diptera.
Flies may also refer to:
- "Flies" (Asimov short story) (1953), by Isaac Asimov
- "Flies" (Silverberg short story) (1967), by Robert Silverberg
- Bernhard Flies, 18th century amateur composer and doctor of medicine
- The Flies (1943), a play by Jean-Paul Sartre
- The Flies (English band), an English psychedelic pop band
- The Flys (US band), an American post-grunge group
- The Flys (UK band), an English punk band
- " The Flies Crawled Up the Window", a 1930s song
"Flies" is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the June 1953 issue of Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and later appeared in Asimov's collections Nightfall and Other Stories (1969).
The author's original title for the story was " King Lear, IV, i, 36–37", but Anthony Boucher, editor at the time, suggested a different title, which became "Flies".