maggot


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mag·got

 (măg′ət)
n.
1. The legless, soft-bodied, wormlike larva of any of various dipteran flies, often found in decaying matter.
2. Slang A despicable person.
3. Archaic An extravagant notion; a whim.

[Middle English magot, perhaps alteration of mathek, maddokk, perhaps from Old English matha.]

mag′got·y adj.

maggot

(ˈmæɡət)
n
1. (Zoology) the soft limbless larva of dipterous insects, esp the housefly and blowfly, occurring in decaying organic matter
2. rare a fancy or whim
[C14: from earlier mathek; related to Old Norse mathkr worm, Old English matha, Old High German mado grub]

mag•got

(ˈmæg ət)

n.
1. a soft-bodied, legless larva of certain flies.
2. an odd fancy; whim.
[1425–75;< Old Norse mathkr]
mag′got•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maggot - the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic mattermaggot - the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter
grub - a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

maggot

noun worm, grub fetid, maggot-infested meat
Translations
دود الطُّعْمدُودَةٌ
červlarva
larvemaddike
toukkakärpäsentoukkalieromato
crv
kukac
maîkur, lirfa
うじ
구더기
kāpurs, tārps
ličinka
masklarvlikmaskmaggot
หนอน
kurtçuksürfe
con giòi

maggot

[ˈmægət] Ncresa f, gusano m

maggot

[ˈmægət] n (= grub) → ver m, asticot m

maggot

nMade f

maggot

[ˈmægət] nverme m, baco

maggot

(ˈmӕgət) noun
the worm-like grub or larva of a fly, especially a bluebottle.

maggot

دُودَةٌ červ maddike Made σκουλήκι εντόμου cresa, gusano toukka asticot crv verme うじ 구더기 made larve larwa larva de insecto, larva de inseto личинка mask หนอน kurtçuk con giòi

mag·got

n. larva de un insecto.

maggot

n cresa, larva de mosca
References in classic literature ?
When there's a bigger maggot than usial in your head you call it
But 'the maggot gnaws the cabbage, yet dies first'; that's what the old folks used to tell us," he added rapidly.
They would have to be passed through a powerful press first, to squeeze their old notions out of them, so that they would not soon get upon their legs again; and then there would be some one in the company with a maggot in his head, hatched from an egg deposited there nobody knows when, for not even fire kills these things, and you would have lost your labor.
You see this place; you know what sort of a place it is; you are aware that there's not a completer place of its size in this kingdom or elsewhere - I don't care where - and here, got into the middle of it, like a maggot into a nut, is Josiah Bounderby.
But it was not thus in the present case with the Pequod's sharks; though, to be sure, any man unaccustomed to such sights, to have looked over her side that night, would have almost thought the whole round sea was one huge cheese, and those sharks the maggots in it.
It is let off in sets of chambers now, and in those shrunken fragments of its greatness, lawyers lie like maggots in nuts.
Here you shall lie alone and in darkness with the carcass of your accomplice festering in its rottenness by your side, until crazed by loneliness and hunger you feed upon the crawling maggots that were once a man.
Squatting close about this mound were three old females armed with short, heavy clubs with which they presently began to pound upon the flat top of the earth mound which gave forth a dull, booming sound, and almost immediately the other apes commenced to move about restlessly, weaving in and out aimlessly until they carried the impression of a moving mass of great, black maggots.
Who hears us echo the dull vermin of the earth: the Putters Down of crushed and broken natures, formed to be raised up higher than such maggots of the time can crawl or can conceive,' pursued the Goblin of the Bell; 'who does so, does us wrong.
Sheldon regarded him for the first time with genuine seriousness, wondering what strange maggots could be gnawing in his brain to drive him to such unusual conduct.
What he saw was merely a four-legged animal to be thrust aside while he continued his lordly two-legged progress toward the bottle that could set maggots crawling in his brain and make him dream dreams that he was prince, not peasant, that he was a master of matter rather than a slave of matter.
He was drunken in new and more profound ways - with Ruth, who had fired him with love and with a glimpse of higher and eternal life; with books, that had set a myriad maggots of desire gnawing in his brain; and with the sense of personal cleanliness he was achieving, that gave him even more superb health than what he had enjoyed and that made his whole body sing with physical well- being.