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- plural of
flies pl (plural only)
- The open area above a stage where scenery and equipment may be hung.
- 1937, Ngaio Marsh, chapter 14, in Vintage Murder, New York: Jove Books, published 1978, page 156:
- One of the staff was up in the flies fixing the weight for the mast. The head mechanist and Ted Gascoigne were down below on the stage, having an argument. Suddenly, the gentleman in the flies got all careless and dropped the weight.