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As the crow flies
Crow Crow, n. [AS. cr?we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D. kraai, G. kr?e; cf. Icel. kr?ka crow. So named from its cry, from AS. cr?wan to crow. See Crow, v. i. ] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw. Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is C. corone. The common American crow is C. Americanus. See Carrion crow, and Illustr., under Carrion. 2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar. Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight Unto my cell. --Shak. 3. The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1. 4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers. Carrion crow. See under Carrion. Crow blackbird (Zo["o]l.), an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula); -- called also purple grackle. Crow pheasant (Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See Coucal. Crow shrike (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera Gymnorhina, Craticus, or Strepera, mostly from Australia. Red-legged crow. See Crough. As the crow flies, in a direct line. To pick a crow, To pluck a crow, to state and adjust a difference or grievance (with any one).
brush-footed butterflies
Nymphales Nym*pha"les, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive family of butterflies including the nymphs, the satyrs, the monarchs, the heliconias, and others; -- called also brush-footed butterflies.
Fireflies
Firefly Fire"fly`, n.; pl. Fireflies. (Zo["o]l.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyrid[ae]. Note: The common American species belong to the genera Photinus and Photuris, in which both sexes are winged. The name is also applied to luminous species of Elaterid[ae]. See Fire beetle.
Gadflies
Gadfly Gad"fly`, n.; pl. Gadflies. [Gad + fly.] (Zo["o]l.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies. Note: The sheep gadfly (Oestrus ovis) deposits its young in the nostrils of sheep, and the larv[ae] develop in the frontal sinuses. The common species which infests cattle (Hypoderma bovis) deposits its eggs upon or in the skin where the larv[ae] or bots live and produce sores called wormels. The gadflies of the horse produce the intestinal parasites called bots. See Botfly, and Bots. The true horseflies are often erroneously called gadflies, and the true gadflies are sometimes incorrectly called breeze flies. Gadfly petrel (Zo["o]l.), one of several small petrels of the genus Oestrelata.
Gallflies
Gallfly Gall"fly`, n.; pl. Gallflies. (Zo["o]l.) An insect that deposits its eggs in plants, and occasions galls, esp. any small hymenopteran of the genus Cynips and allied genera. See Illust. of Gall.
Gorflies
Gorfly Gor"fly`, n.; pl. Gorflies. [Gore (AS. gor) dung + fly.] (Zo["o]l.) A dung fly.
Horseflies
Horsefly Horse"fly`, n.; pl. Horseflies. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanid[ae], that stings horses, and sucks their blood. Note: Of these flies there are numerous species, both in Europe and America. They have a large proboscis with four sharp lancets for piercing the skin. Called also breeze fly. See Illust. under Diptera, and Breeze fly. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).

Meaning of Flies from wikipedia

- Flies are insects of the order Diptera, the name being derived from the Gr**** δι- di- "two", and πτερόν pteron "wing". Insects of this order use only...
- Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by the Nobel laureate British author William Golding. The plot concerns a group of British boys who are stranded on...
- The Flies (French: Les Mouches) is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, produced in 1943. It is an adaptation of the Electra myth, previously used by the Gr****...
- Jar of Flies is the third studio EP by American rock band Alice in Chains. It was released on January 25, 1994, by Columbia Records. The band's second...
- Flies' graveyard and flies' cemetery are nicknames used in various parts of the United Kingdom for sweet pastries filled with currants or raisins, which...
- As the crow flies is an idiom for the shortest distance between two points. As the Crow Flies may also refer to: As the Crow Flies (album), by The Advisory...
- The expression as the crow flies is an idiom for the most direct path between two points. The meaning of the expression is attested from the early 19th...
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- Flies, 498 species) Family Tipulidae (Large Crane Flies, 4,351 species) Family Trichoceridae (Winter Crane Flies) In colloquial speech, crane flies are...