fly net

fly net

n.
A net covering used for protection from flying insects.
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Fly net

A net made with cotton string or thin leather strips that fitted over a horse and helped keep flies away. The separation of the strings or strips had to be very wide in order to not cause the horses to overheat, but the motion of the netting kept the flies brushed off even though the net was far too coarse to directly keep out the flies.
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