Recent Examples of housefly from the Web
If aircraft, for example, followed Moore’s Law, a loaded Boeing 777 could reach Japan from New York by burning a housefly’s weight in fuel.
In the past, the hospital’s ENT department has removed a leach, houseflies, and maggots from patients’ nasal cavities.
One poster from the campaign shows a forlorn pacifier, abandoned and being soiled by a housefly.
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS: Gardening With Extraordinary Botanicals (Timber Press, $29.95), by Nigel Hewitt-Cooper, might keep you up at night, contemplating its vastly gorgeous weirdness — or at least suggesting a way to cope with your housefly problem.
In Green Porno, Sundance Channel’s new series of cellphone-friendly short films, Rossellini singlehandedly re-enacts mating rituals of the dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, worm, snail and housefly by getting it on with cardboard cut-outs.
Resistant houseflies may share the stable fly’s tendency to sit still in one place, which greatly reduces the frequency of a fly’s contact with residues of poison.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'housefly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of housefly
HOUSEFLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of housefly for English Language Learners
: a common fly that lives in or near people's houses
HOUSEFLY Defined for Kids
Definition of housefly for Students
medical Definition of housefly
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up housefly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).