flies


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flies

 (flīz)
v.
Third person singular present tense of fly1.

flies

The space above the stage where scenery and lighting can hang out of audience view.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flies - (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
space - an area reserved for some particular purpose; "the laboratory's floor space"
Translations

flies

pl (Brit: on trousers) → (Hosen)schlitz m

flies

pl de fly
References in classic literature ?
She's so ambitious, but her heart is good and tender, and no matter how high she flies, she never will forget home.
In the alley the grey cat crouched behind barrels filled with torn paper and broken bottles above which flew a black swarm of flies.
A hundred miles as the vulture flies, Senor, but much farther by river and road.
There were no screens or window-blinds in the house, and all the doors and windows stood wide open, letting in flies and sunshine alike.
Their voices, also, were very pleasant to him, heard at a distance, all swarming and intermingling together as flies do in a sunny room.
And even if he for ever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar.
The time went on, and the sun was very hot; the flies swarmed round me and settled on my bleeding flanks where the spurs had dug in.
One wondered about this, as also about the swarms of flies which hung about the scene, literally blackening the air, and the strange, fetid odor which assailed one's nostrils, a ghastly odor, of all the dead things of the universe.
Carriage springs up, with another bounce,--down go the hind wheels,--senator, woman, and child, fly over on to the back seat, his elbows encountering her bonnet, and both her feet being jammed into his hat, which flies off in the concussion.
Some heads were bowed upon folded arms, some lay back with open mouths that issued unconscious music; the flies buzzed and bit, unmolested, the rats swarmed softly out from a hundred holes, and pattered about, and made themselves at home everywhere; and one of them sat up like a squirrel on the king's head and held a bit of cheese in its hands and nibbled it, and dribbled the crumbs in the king's face with naive and impudent irreverence.
Another bugle blast - the gate flies open, the bull plunges in, furious, trembling, blinking in the blinding light, and stands there, a magnificent creature, centre of those multitudinous and admiring eyes, brave, ready for battle, his attitude a challenge.
The plaintive song begins to well forth and float away over meadow and river--the cross-bow is slowly raised to position, a steady aim is taken, the bolt flies straight to the mark--the figure sinks down, still singing, the knight takes the wool out of his ears, and recognizes the old ballad--too late