flesh-fly

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flesh-fly (plural flesh-flies)

  1. any fly, of the family Sarcophagidae, that feed on carrion
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 3 scene 1
      (FERDINAND)
      I am, in my condition,
      A prince, Miranda; I do think, a king;—
      I would not so!—and would no more endure
      This wooden slavery than to suffer
      The flesh-fly blow my mouth.

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