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horse fly

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

Usage examples of "horse fly".

Eisenhart was sitting on the seat of a one-horse fly, shor'boots propped on the splashboard, looking moodily off toward Callahan's church.

The cab, a common one-horse fly, was overturned nearby, its dull black-lacquered panels stitched with bullet-holes.