face fly

noun

Definition of face fly 

: a European dipteran fly (Musca autumnalis) that is similar to the housefly, is widely established in North America, and causes distress to livestock by clustering about the face

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Meanwhile, another protest will see a 20-foot blimp in the shape of an orange baby featuring Trump's face fly over Parliament. Alexander Smith /, NBC News, "Trump in Britain: President faces dozens of protests across U.K.," 13 July 2018 Everyone clambered for a second of eye contact, but their faces flew by so suddenly even a second was impossible to claim. Caity Weaver, New York Times, "I Also Went to the Royal Wedding," 24 May 2018 The worm may have found its way to Beckley via a face fly. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Aetna director admits to never examining patient medical records when approving, denying coverage: report," 14 Feb. 2018 The worm may have found its way to Beckley via a face fly. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Aetna director admits to never examining patient medical records when approving, denying coverage: report," 14 Feb. 2018 The worm may have found its way to Beckley via a face fly. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Aetna director admits to never examining patient medical records when approving, denying coverage: report," 14 Feb. 2018 That larvae then need to hop back on board a face fly to complete its complicated life cycle. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Woman Infected by Parasitic Cattle Eye Worm," 14 Feb. 2018 The worm may have found its way to Beckley via a face fly. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Aetna director admits to never examining patient medical records when approving, denying coverage: report," 14 Feb. 2018 The worm may have found its way to Beckley via a face fly. Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com, "Aetna director admits to never examining patient medical records when approving, denying coverage: report," 14 Feb. 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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face fly

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Medical Definition of face fly 

: a European fly of the genus Musca (M. autumnalis) that is similar to the housefly, is widely established in North America, and causes distress in livestock by clustering about the face

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