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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fly  \Fly\,  n.;  pl  {Flies}  (fl[imac]z).  [OE.  flie,  flege,  AS 
  fl[=y]ge,  fle['o]ge,  fr  fle['o]gan  to  fly;  akin  to  D.  vlieg 
  OHG.  flioga  G.  fliege,  Icel.  &  Sw  fluga,  Dan.  flue.  [root] 
  84.  See  {Fly},  v.  i.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  winged  insect;  esp.,  one  with  transparent  wings; 
  as  the  Spanish  fly;  firefly;  gall  fly;  dragon  fly. 
  b  Any  dipterous  insect;  as  the  house  fly;  flesh  fly; 
  black  fly.  See  {Diptera},  and  Illust.  in  Append. 
 
  2.  A  hook  dressed  in  imitation  of  a  fly,  --  used  for  fishing. 
  ``The  fur-wrought  fly.''  --Gay. 




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