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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These go after green fruit still on the tree, and the maggots get bigger inside the fruit.
There are lots of dark forests, tortured writing on walls, and Ring-like arty shots of maggots and other gross stuff that nobody ever really needs to see on a big screen.
Spawn bags and jig-maggot rigs have been catching trout, with fly anglers relying on egg patterns, small streamers and wooly buggers.
Authorities say a maggot emerged from a wound in one of the emaciated girls, according to the Associated Press.
That was before Peeler was forced to go to University of Louisville Hospital after finding his foot was invested with maggots following a previous amputation due to frostbite.
In the back of a run-down house in Plant City, officers found a skeletal child, curled on a moldy mattress, covered with maggots and flies.
Two Iowa parents were charged with murder after their son was found dead, covered in maggots, in a swing in their home this past August.
Vultures and maggots were to be expected, of course, but the intensity of the response awed the researchers.
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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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