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horse·flyalso horse fly (hôrs′flī′)
Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.
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any bloodsucking, usu. large fly of the family Tabanidae.
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|Noun||1.||horse fly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals|
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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