fly swatter


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fly swatter

n.
An implement used to kill flies or other insects, usually consisting of a piece of plastic or wire mesh attached to a long handle.

fly′ swat`ter

or fly′swat`ter,


n.
a device for killing insects, usu. a square sheet of wire or plastic mesh attached to a long handle.
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He liked inventions, large and small, and ordered mail-order products that captured his imagination, like an electric fly swatter or a pillow made of magnets.
Nonetheless, in an attempt to make this result more palatable, Prinz compares concepts to artifacts; if a subject creates a tool for swattering flies, it will always be a fly swatter, no matter whether it is used as a paperweight or as a can opener (Prinz 2002, p.
Thumb Bugs are Imaginary little creatures that won t have your mother getting out her fly swatter or her shoe to get rid of them.
To counteract a fly's reaction speed, the attempt should be made in the morning when the cool air makes it more sluggish than usual and a fly swatter should be used instead of a traditional rolled up newspaper, to reduce the change in air pressure.
From there she got the dog nudging a fly swatter, then a pad of Post It notes, occasionally using a smear of peanut butter to focus its attention.
Instead of waging a counterattack with a miniature fly swatter, you can take a simpler avenue to keep these annoying pests under control.
I have a little fly swatter, sir, and you will get flattened.
Chibnall beat them with her fists, bamboo sticks and an electric fly swatter if they did not have homework.
It is the duty of senior faculty to watch out for the new, junior faculty to ensure and attempt to protect him/her from the invisible fly swatter.
Leave a window open for the insect to escape, or kill it with a fly swatter.