fly swat


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fly swat

n. Chiefly Southern US
A fly swatter.
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fly swat

fly swatter nacchiappamosche m inv
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Known to many as something that was commonly found in their grandmother's house, the fly swat still exists.
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Then she'd gone around again with a fly swat and dealt with every one she found.
Summer Noon with its sexy connotations - slinky violins, swooping oboe - caused a ripple of delighted gentle laughter, along with William Blakes' Fly swat from the percussionist, contrasting with Wordsworth's truly exquisite winter snowflakes, and neat quirky rhythms elsewhere.
"It was a fly swat, a giant fly swat," said Gibblewurp smugly, "I told you they might not like being disturbed."
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"My character has been alive for a long time and constantly has a fly swat on him because he is basically dead skin and flesh.
I have even taken to sitting at my laptop with a fly swat and killing them as I work.
But if you live by the side of a swamp it doesn't matter how big a fly swat you've got, you'll never stop all the mosquitoes you have coming out of the swamp.
I am anti-hunt and wouldn't dream of setting a mousetrap, any mouse our cat brings in is put back in the garden and any spiders trapped I take them out and let them scuttle off to dry out and I have never used a fly swat I open a door or window and try to guide the fly towards it.
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