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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blowfly  \Blow"fly`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  species  of  fly  of  the  genus  {Musca}  that  deposits  its 
  eggs  or  young  larv[ae]  (called  flyblows  and  maggots)  upon 
  meat  or  other  animal  products. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  ,  but  contains  in  adition  a  large  number  of  crystalline  bodies, 
  such  as  creatin,  xanthin,  hypoxanthin,  carnin,  etc  It  is  also 
  rich  in  phosphate  of  potash. 
 
  2.  Animal  food,  in  distinction  from  vegetable;  meat; 
  especially,  the  body  of  beasts  and  birds  used  as  food,  as 
  distinguished  from  fish. 
 
  With  roasted  flesh,  or  milk,  and  wastel  bread. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  The  human  body,  as  distinguished  from  the  soul;  the 
  corporeal  person. 
 
  As  if  this  flesh,  which  walls  about  our  life,  Were 
  brass  impregnable.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  The  human  eace;  mankind;  humanity. 
 
  All  flesh  had  corrupted  his  way  upon  the  earth. 
  --Gen.  vi  12. 
 
  5.  Human  nature: 
  a  In  a  good  sense  tenderness  of  feeling;  gentleness. 
 
  There  is  no  flesh  in  man's  obdurate  heart. 
  --Cowper. 
  b  In  a  bad  sense  tendency  to  transient  or  physical 
  pleasure;  desire  for  sensual  gratification;  carnality. 
  c  (Theol.)  The  character  under  the  influence  of  animal 
  propensities  or  selfish  passions;  the  soul  unmoved  by 
  spiritual  influences. 
 
  6.  Kindred;  stock;  race. 
 
  He  is  our  brother  and  our  flesh.  --Gen.  xxxvii 
  27. 
 
  7.  The  soft,  pulpy  substance  of  fruit;  also  that  part  of  a 
  root,  fruit,  and  the  like  which  is  fit  to  be  eaten. 
 
  Note:  Flesh  is  often  used  adjectively  or  self-explaining 
  compounds;  as  flesh  broth  or  flesh-broth;  flesh  brush 
  or  fleshbrush  flesh  tint  or  flesh-tint;  flesh  wound. 
 
  {After  the  flesh},  after  the  manner  of  man;  in  a  gross  or 
  earthly  manner.  ``Ye  judge  after  the  flesh.''  --John  viii. 
  15. 
 
  {An  arm  of  flesh},  human  strength  or  aid. 
 
  {Flesh  and  blood}.  See  under  {Blood}. 
 
  {Flesh  broth},  broth  made  by  boiling  flesh  in  water. 
 
  {Flesh  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of  flies  whose 
  larv[ae]  or  maggots  feed  upon  flesh,  as  the  bluebottle 
  fly;  --  called  also  {meat  fly},  {carrion  fly},  and 
  {blowfly}.  See  {Blowly}. 
 
  {Flesh  meat},  animal  food.  --Swift. 
 
  {Flesh  side},  the  side  of  a  skin  or  hide  which  was  next  to 
  the  flesh;  --  opposed  to  grain  side 
 
  {Flesh  tint}  (Painting),  a  color  used  in  painting  to  imitate 
  the  hue  of  the  living  body. 
 
  {Flesh  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  insect  larva  of  a  flesh  fly.  See 
  {Flesh  fly}  (above). 
 
  {Proud  flesh}.  See  under  {Proud}. 
 
  {To  be  one  flesh},  to  be  closely  united  as  in  marriage;  to 
  become  as  one  person.  --Gen.  ii  24. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blowfly 
  n  :  large  usually  hairy  metallic  blue  or  green  fly;  lays  eggs  in 
  carrion  or  dung  or  wounds  [syn:  {blow  fly}] 




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