Thesaurus / flies


Flies were often to be found floating on the surface of the water in a large water pail.

Nature in an agony is no atheist; the soul that knows not where to fly, flies to God.

Christianity and Greek PhilosophyBenjamin Franklin Cocker

What is wanted is a trap capable of securing the game that hops or flies.

The little stream is filled with trout; one has flies for bait which have to be kept on the move continually.

An Anarchist WomanHutchins Hapgood

There was no flies on my conversion, I can tell you; I 'ad real live scruples; I'd been thinkin' too much.

General BrambleAndr Maurois

Surveying the other machines, you recognize the pilot of each by the marks on its side—or by the way he flies.

Aircraft and SubmarinesWillis J. Abbot.

It flies in the afternoon sunshine around and over birch trees, and occasionally alights on the leaves.

I soon had a fire lighted to keep off the flies, and also to warm some coffee I had brought with us.

Blanco y ColoradoWilliam C. Tetley

Three flies are generally used; perhaps two are just as good.

Fishing With The FlyCharles F. Orvis and Others

The piano in Bezuquet's shop mouldered away under a green fungus, and the Spanish flies dried upon it, belly up.

Tartarin of TarasconAlphonse Daudet


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