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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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.
In August, authorities in Alta Vista, Iowa, found 4-month-old Sterling Koehn in a baby swing in his home, his little body rotting and infested with maggots.
The family’s Collinsville residence had cat feces smeared on the walls and maggots in the girls’ playpen, according to testimony from an investigator for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, reports The Tulsa World.
Every Wednesday, the Columbus Zoo receives a shipment of tens of thousands of superworms, mealworms, maggots, waxworms, and crickets and all of them need to be kept alive long enough to be fed to the residents.
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.
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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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