cleg


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cleg

(klɛɡ)
n
(Animals) another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
[C15: from Old Norse kleggi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animalscleg - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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cleg

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References in classic literature ?
twarn't for crows then, for it brought the clegs and the dowps to him.
A few summers ago in Knoydart, you could hear the shouts and yelps of walkers every few minutes as the clegs bit through two or three layers of clothing.
Thus started CLEG," and communication moved from email to a blog site.
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ANIMALS, INSECTS AND BIRDS: cleck 'to hatch', cleg 'a gadfly, horse-fly', cloe 'to claw', gait 'a boar, hog', gimmer 'a kind of a ewe', ginners 'the gills of a fish', hagworm 'an adder or viper', inmeat 'the internal parts or viscera of an animal which are used for food', lop 'a flea', maw 'a gull', mawk 'a maggot', rawn/rown 'the roe of a fish', skite 'to void excrement', steg 'a gander', tyke 'a dog, a mongrel', waithing 'fishing', yure 'an udder';
Although Tom keeps saying the mobster has the wrong man, like Spider's Dennis Cleg, he is obviously bedeviled by the brutal awakening of his past.
Dennis Cleg (Ralph Fiennes) was sent to a public mental hospital after a tragic event when quite young.