Examples of maggot in a Sentence
The rotten meat was infested with maggots.
the last maggot he got in his head resulted in a disastrous extramarital affair
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Newspaper reporters didn't hold back in chronicling the gruesome scene, describing holes in a slave's head, maggots in wounds, bloody welts from whips and other atrocities.
Two months later, fish guts from local farms were added to enrich the maggots with omega fatty acids.
The inflorescence, or flower head, consists of a cluster of about 15 to 20 reddish-brown (meat-colored) flowers covered with fleshy projections called papillae that are said to resemble wriggling maggots.
As the carcasses decompose, maggots hatch, and mats of brown and green algae and bacteria grow over the bones, providing year-round sustenance for the local fish.
Flies and maggots can be raised on manure and organic waste, instead of grains, and then fed to cattle, chicken and fish.
The air reeks of urine and feces, and in a bowl on the ground, maggots writhe amid rotting flesh a vet has cut from one of the animal’s wounds.
Golden LivingCenter-West Shore was fined $59,150 in 2015 after being cited for, among other violations, allowing a resident’s feeding tube to become infested with maggots, records show.
Remo, a Maltese, had maggots in its fur, ears and eyes when it was found.
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Origin and Etymology of maggot
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbee, caprice, crank, fancy, freak, humor, kink, whim, megrim, notion, vagary, vagrancy, whimsy (also whimsey)
Related Wordscapriciousness, fancifulness, fantasy (also phantasy), freakishness, impetuosity, whimsicality; conceit; concept, conception, image, impression, mind's eye, picture, thought; brainstorm, inspiration
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