Flea-bite


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Flea´-bite`


n.1.The bite of a flea, or the red spot caused by the bite.
2.A trifling wound or pain, like that of the bite of a flea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
"There's no law again' flea-bites. If I wasn't to take a fool in now and then, he'd niver get any wiser.
The encouraging news is that the incidence of flea-bite allergy, once the most common allergic reaction, has decreased considerably since the advent of effective, easy-to-use flea-control products.
The encouraging news is that the incidence of flea-bite allergy, once the most typical allergic reaction seen in cats, has decreased considerably since the advent of effective, easy-to-use flea control products.
Our results highlight the importance of educating the public about flea-bite prevention and raising physician awareness to identify cases, particularly in children.
But during the last few months of the War, when the shelling was not a flea-bite to what it had been, it was used very frequently.
Flea-bite hypersensitivity usually gets worse throughout the dog's life.