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flyblown


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flyblown  \Fly"blown`\,  a. 
  Tainted  or  contaminated  with  flyblows;  damaged;  foul. 
 
  Wherever  flyblown  reputations  were  assembled. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flyblown 
  adj  1:  spoiled  and  covered  with  eggs  and  larvae  of  flies;  "flyblown 
  meat";  "a  sack  of  maggoty  apricots"  [syn:  {maggoty}] 
  2:  foul  and  run-down  and  repulsive;  "a  flyblown  bar  on  the  edge 
  of  town";  "a  squalid  overcrowded  apartment  in  the  poorest 
  part  of  town";  "squalid  living  conditions";  "sordid 
  shantytowns"  [syn:  {squalid},  {sordid}] 
  3:  especially  of  reputation;  "the  senator's  seriously  damaged 
  reputation";  "a  flyblown  reputation";  "a  tarnished 
  reputation";  "inherited  a  spotted  name"  [syn:  {besmirched}, 
  {damaged},  {spotted},  {stained},  {sullied},  {tainted},  {tarnished}] 




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