flyblow

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Noun[edit]

flyblow (plural flyblows)

  1. The larva of the blowfly, especially when found on rotten meat.

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Verb[edit]

flyblow (third-person singular simple present flyblows, present participle flyblowing, simple past flyblew, past participle flyblown)

  1. (transitive) To deposit eggs upon, as a blowfly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To taint or contaminate.
    • Bishop Stillingfleet
      I am unwilling to believe that he designs to play tricks, and to flyblow my words, to make others distaste them.

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