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horse·fly

also horse fly  (hôrs′flī′)
n.
Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.

horsefly

(ˈhɔːsˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any large stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, the females of which suck the blood of mammals, esp horses, cattle, and man. Also called: gadfly or cleg
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsefly - winged fly parasitic on horseshorsefly - winged fly parasitic on horses  
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Hippobosca, Hippobosca - type genus of the Hippoboscidae
2.horsefly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animalshorsefly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Translations
نُعْرَه، ذُبابَة دواب
ovád
hestemyg
bögöly
kleggi
ovad
at sineği

horsefly

[ˈhɔːsflaɪ] N (horseflies (pl)) → tábano m

horsefly

[ˈhɔːrsflaɪ] ntaon mHorse Guards npl (British) the Horse Guards → la Garde à cheval

horsefly

[ˈhɔːsˌflaɪ] ntafano, mosca cavallina

horse

(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.

horsefly

n (pl -flies) tábano
References in classic literature ?
The common horsefly, which is so troublesome in the shady lanes of England, belongs to this same genus.
In the fun-filled animated series "ShutterBugs", zany main characters Flick the firefly, Horace the horsefly, and Opal the Orb-Webber Spider takes young viewers on an exploration of the world around them, developing their reasoning skills to solve problems by emphasising simple mathematical and scientific skills.
com)-- Celebrated filmmakers Horsefly Films will be in attendance as they bring their acclaimed films to the spiritual home of the horse in America.
Week 36: Two gym sessions, one swimming session, lots of horsefly bites, 42lbs lost so far
Q: I always suffer badly from horsefly bites and have just noticed the pesky things are out and about again now.
Mechanical transmission of bovine anaplasmosis by the horsefly, Tabanus sulcifrons (Macquart).
EIA is highly contagious, and the horsefly helps spread the disease among equine populations.
A Horsefly B Lacewing C Mosquito D Cranefly QUESTION 11 - for 11 points: Former Cabinet minister Peter (now Lord) Mandelson is the grandson of which other prominent Labour politician?
Weld, you may have heard, targets this festival like a horsefly does a juicy piece of skin.
Travelers can soon order food and even locally brewed beer from the Horsefly Brewing Co.
Gazing surreptitiously into teleprompters surrounding the podium, the president revealed that Horsefly, whom he identified as an itinerant who shod horses for a living, interestingly enough, listed his "resolves to live a more pious and wholesome life in 1893'' in a letter he wrote to the editor of the Crabapple Creek Courier & Gazette on Dec.