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fly [ flai] n.蝇,苍蝇 vi.飞行

fly [ flai] v.飞跑,逃跑,消失

fly into a temper 大发脾气,勃然大怒

fly [flai] n. 飞行;苍蝇

fly vi. 飞;飞行;(旗子等)飘动 vt. 空运, 放(风筝,飞机模型)

high-flown [ ] adj.夸张的,好高骛远的

不明飞行物 unidentified flying object (UFO)

Flying Shoes 飞行鞋

fly by 飞逝

fly off the handle 平时有教养的人突然失去常态

go fly a kite 滚开

with flying colors 成功地

flight, flying 飞行

to lose height, to fly low 降低

Controller, Government Flying Service [C, GFS]
政府飞行服务队总监

Zip your fly.
拉上你的拉链。

The plane was flying toward the southeast.
飞机在朝东南方向飞行。

As winter approaches, birds fly south from Canada by instinct.
当冬天来临时,鸟儿出于本能会离开加拿大,飞往南方。

He flew into a rage.
他勃然大怒。

The airplane was able to fly over the endless white plains without difficulty.
飞机能够毫无困难地飞越这一望无际的茫茫雪原。

Flying gives people a novel feeling.
飞行给人们一种新奇的感觉。

Anyone who says he can fly like a bird is a fake.
谁要是说他能像鸟儿一样飞翔,那是在说假话。

If only I could fly. 要是我能飞就好了。

Stones were flying about in every direction.
石块朝四面八方乱飞。

The aircraft was flying above thick fog.
飞机在浓雾上空飞行。

The plane flew high above.
飞机高高地在上空飞。

We are thinking of placing an order for your Flying Pigeon Brand bicycles. We would be very grateful if you could make us an offer for 200 ones with details.
我们正打算订购你方的飞鸽牌自行车。如果你们能给我们(购买)200台的详细报盘将不胜感激。

A word spoken is an arrow let fly.
一言既出,驷马难追。

Don't fly till you wings are feathered.
羽毛未丰不要飞。

Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.
鹰单飞,羊群集。

Pleasant hours fly fast.
欢乐的时间过得快。

When the heart is afire, some sparks will fly out at the mouth.
心中发火,口吐妄言。

A Do you know when you want to fly to Shanghai?
A 你知道你什么时候想飞往上海吗?
B Not yet, but I’ll decide when I’ve checked everything on the website.
B 还不知道,但是当我在网上查完的时候我就将做出决定。
A Well, when you have decided, then you can book your tickets.
A 哦,当你做出决定以后你就可以订票了。
B Can I book the tickets online? Is that possible?
B 我能在网上订票吗?可能吗?
A Yes, I think so. It depends on the airline, I think. You’ll need your credit card details.
A 是的,我想可以。这取决于航空公司,我想。你将需要你的信誉卡的细节。
B OK, I’ll try. Hopefully, I can do everything online.
B 好的,我试一试。但愿一切我都能在网上完成。

Did you arrive last week?
你是上个礼拜到的吗?
Did you fly from the States?
你是从美国出发的吗?
Did you visit the Great Wall?
你去参观长城了吗?
Did you see the football on TV last night?
你看个昨晚上的那场球赛了吗?

Did you arrive last week?
你是上个礼拜到的吗?
Did you fly from the States?
你是从美国出发的吗?
Did you visit the Great Wall?
你去参观长城了吗?
Did you see the football on TV last night?
你看个昨晚上的那场球赛了吗?

The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweet.
John Gay, British dramatist and plet
啜饮密糖的苍蝇在甜蜜中丧生。
英国剧作家、诗人盖伊.J.

Gather your rosebuds while you may, Old time is still flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying.
Herrick Robert, British poet
有花堪折直须折,时光依然在飞逝;此花今日在欢笑,明日却要花叶调。
英国诗人罗伯特,H.

Fly me to Cuba. I hijack the plane.飞往古巴。这架飞机我要了!(劫机,好可怕呀。)

Subject: Reservations for a Flight
Dear Sir/madam,
Mr.Zhang Xiaohua, our Marketing Manager, would like to fly from Guangzhou to London on the earliest flight possible.
We would be obliged if you would book one economy class seat for him on a flight leaving Guangzhou on or about July 28th.
Bank of China has been instructed to pay the fare and booking fee, and we would ask you to submit your account directly to them.
We appreciate your early confirmation.
Sincerely yours,
Lin Jie
Secretary to Mr.Zhang
Guangzhou Trading Company
主题:预订飞机座位
亲爱的先生/女士;
本公司营销部经理张晓华先生,希望搭乘尽可能早点的从广州飞往伦敦的班机。
如果你能为他预订1个经济舱的座位,在7月28日当天或者前后几天,飞离广州的话,不胜感激。
我们已委托中国银行支付机票费和预约费,请你把账单直接交给他们。
我们感激你早日确认。
你真诚的,
林洁
张先生秘书
广州贸易公司

@@@ 愤怒, 激动
fit to be tied 非常生气; 非常烦躁不安
fly into a temper 大发脾气, 勃然大怒
fly off the handle 发火; 很生气
get excited 激动; 激怒
get on one's nerves 激怒, 使生气
hit the celling 勃然大怒; 怒气冲冲
mad as a hornet 像黄蜂一样愤怒(意指非常生气、愤怒)
on fire 起火; [喻]非常激动
raise the roof 勃然大怒
take sth. out on sb. 拿某人出气/泄愤

@@@ 好, 善, 美
all right 1.好(与OK的用法相同); 良好
2.毫无疑问地, 显然
be better off doing sth. 日子更好过, 处境更加佳
be good at 善于, 擅长于
by all means 一定; (表示答应)好的, 当然可以
change for the better 改进; 改善; 好转
cheer (sb.) up 使高兴, 使情绪好转
cope with 对付...; 妥善处理棘手之事
do a good job 干得出色, 干得好
do well 做得好, 进展得好
excel in 擅长
fawn on 讨好, 奉承
fine arts 美术
for the better 好转, 向好的方向发展
for the good of 为了对...有好处; 为了...的利益
get/be ready for 准备好
get ... right 把...做好, 把...弄对
get off the ground (指活动、事业等)顺利开始
get set 准备好开始
go well 事情顺利进行
good nature 好脾气
good temper 好心情
had better do sth. 最好还是; 应该
have (sth.) in mind 考虑好; 打算
have a heart of gold 好心肠
hit it off 相处得很好; 合得来
if only 要是...就好了(用以表示对现时或未来的愿望)
in a good mood 心情好, 高兴
in good condition 状态良好
in shape 1.在外形上
2.处于良好状态, 健康
make the best of 善处(逆境); 尽量做好
pay off 1.证明是成功的; 做...是有好处的或值得的
2.还清(债款)
prepare for 准备好, 做...打算
put away 1.把...收起来, 放好
2.存储以备他日之需, 积攒
set the stage for sth. 为某事做好准备或创造条件
superior to 好于, 优于; 高于
take a rain check (on sth.) 谢绝一番好意, 但答应日后接受
think much of 高度评价; 认为不错
too good to be true 太好以致于不现实, 令人难以置信
with flying colors 出色地

@@@ 生气, 生病
fit to be tied 非常生气; 非常烦躁不安
fly off the handle 发火; 很生气
get on one's nerves 激怒, 使生气
get sick 生病
mad as a hornet 像黄蜂一样愤怒(意指非常生气、愤怒)
out of shape 生病; 不成样子
under the weather 身体不适, 生病

@@@ 火
active volcano 活火山
catch fire 着火; 烧着
fly off the handle 发火; 很生气
go too far 走得太远; 做得过火
on fire 起火; [喻]非常激动
vocanic cone 火山锥

over : 经过(from one side to the other, across a space or distance)
jump over
climb over
come over
go over
swim over
pass over
walk over
move over
fly over
run over

fly拉链
Your fly is open.
你的裤裆没关上。

fly by 飞逝

fly off the handle 平时有教养的人突然失去常态

go fly a kite 滚开

with flying colors 成功地

"When Jones started up business in a new town, he didn't know anybody, so he had to fly by the seat of his pants."
“当琼斯在一个新的地方开始经营他的生意的时候,他在那里一个人都不认识。所以他只好全靠自己摸索着办。”

"Driving to a friend's house last night I took the wrong turn off the main highway and got lost. I didn't have a road map but I flew by the seat of my pants and after twenty minutes I found the street I was looking for."
“昨晚在我开车去一个朋友家的路上,我在一条高速公路上拐错了一个弯,结果就迷失了方向。我当时又没有地图。我只好凭着自己的猜测开,过了二十分钟我终于找到了我要去的那条路。”

"My wife spent all afternoon yesterday cooking a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. So she really flew off the handle when I came home three hours late."
“为了庆祝我们结婚周年,我太太化了整个下午精心烹调。可是,我昨晚晚了三个小时才回家。她可真火了。”

"Honey, please don't fly off the handle -- I had a little accident with the car, but it certainly wasn't my fault."
“亲爱的,你可别发火。我出了一点小车祸,但是那绝不是我的错。”

- Come through with flying colors 干得出色,大获成功
In the 13th Asian Games, Chinese athletic team came through with flying colors

- make the dust fly 干得很起劲
Many volunteers are helping in the Olympic Games. They are making the dust fly without getting pay.

- a fly in the ointment 美中不足
Mobile phone are quite popular nowadays, but they ring at any time in the public areas. It is a fly in the ointment.

- fly off the handle 大发雷霆
It's no use flying off the handle. You can reason with us.

- fly into a rage 大发雷霆
The old father flew into a rage when his daughter didn't obey his will.

- get off to a flying start 来了开门红
Our kindergarten got off to a flying start by having 100 children to sign up in the first month.

苍蝇 fly

暴跳如雷 [bào tiào rú léi] /stamp with fury/fly into a rage/

笨鸟先飞 [bèn niǎo xiān fēi] /clumsy birds have to start flying early - the slow need to start early/

比翼 [bǐ yì] /fly wing to wing/

苍 [cāng] /dark blue/fly/musca/deep green/

苍蝇 [cāng ying ] /(n) house fly/

嫦 [cháng] /a legendary beauty who flew to the moon/the lady in the moon/

陈纳德 [chén nà dé] /(Claire) Chennault, commander of Flying Tigers during World War II/

飞 [fēi] /to fly/

飞虎队 [fēi hǔ duì] /Flying Tigers (US airmen in China during World War Two)/

飞翔 [fēi xiáng] /fly/

飞行 [fēi xíng] /aviation/flying/

蜚 [fěi] /gad-fly/

蜉 [fú] /(dragon fly)/(large ant)/(wasp)/

颃 [háng] /fly down/

航行 [háng xíng] /sail or fly (in air, water, or space)/to navigate/

蝥 [máo] /Spanish fly/grain-eating grub/

蟊 [máo] /Spanish fly/grain-eating grub/

虻 [méng] /Tabanus trigonus/house fly/

翩 [piān] /fly fast/

飘扬 [piāo yáng] /wave/flutter/fly/

颉 [xié] /(surname)/fly upwards/neck/

翊 [yì] /assist/ready to fly/respect/

蝇 [yíng] /fly/musca/

Feeling threatened, companies responded by writing ever-longer warning labels, trying to anticipate every possible accident.
公司因此感到了威胁,便做出了反应,写出越来越长的警示标识语,力图预先标明种种可能发生的事故。
Today, stepladders carry labels several inches long that warn, among other things, that you might — surprised! — fall off.
现在,梯子上警告标签有几英寸长,除了警告你其他可能发生的意外情况外,还警告你可能会摔下来,简直是莫名其妙!
The label on a child's Batman cape cautions that the toy "does not enable user to fly."
印在儿童编幅侠披风上的标识语竟然也告诫说,本玩具“无法让用户飞行”。

{adj: aflare, flaring, flying, waving} streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air
"ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"
"flying banners"
"flags waving in the breeze"

{adj: airworthy} of aircraft; fit to fly
<-> unairworthy

{adj: all-weather} usable or operative or practiced in all kinds of weather
"a good all-weather road"
"all-weather flying"

{adj: brave, braw, gay} brightly colored and showy
"girls decked out in brave new dresses"
"brave banners flying"
"`braw' is a Scottish word"
"a dress a bit too gay for her years"
"birds with gay plumage"

{adj: delicate, fragile, frail} easily broken or damaged or destroyed
"a kite too delicate to fly safely"
"fragile porcelain plates"
"fragile old bones"
"a frail craft"

{adj: exalted, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded} of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
"an exalted ideal"
"argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
"a noble and lofty concept"
"a grand purpose"

{adj: fast-flying, flying} moving swiftly
"fast-flying planes"
"played the difficult passage with flying fingers"

{adj: flightless} incapable of flying

{adj: fly-by-night, shady} of businesses and businessmen of questionable honesty
"a fly-by-night operation"

{adj: fly-by-night} ephemeral
"the symphony is no fly-by-night venture"

{adj: flying, quick, fast} hurried and brief
"paid a flying visit"
"took a flying glance at the book"
"a quick inspection"
"a fast visit"

{adj: flying} capable of or engaged in flight
"the bat is a flying animal"

{adj: flying} designed for swift movement or action
"a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

{adj: flying} done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line
"a flying start"
"crossed the goal line with a flying leap"

{adj: flying} of or relating to passage through the air (especially aviation)
"a flying time of three hours between cities"
"unidentified flying objects"

{adj: fly} (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

{adj: free-flying} able to fly through the air (as a bird)
"three chicks were raised to the free-flying stage"

{adj: full-fledged, fully fledged} (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly

{adj: high-flown, high-sounding, inflated} pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
"high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school"
"a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution"

{adj: prolific, fertile} bearing in abundance especially offspring
"flying foxes are extremely prolific"
"a prolific pear tree"

{adj: rippled, ruffled} shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
"the rippled surface of the pond"
"with ruffled flags flying"

{adj: splashed} (of a fluid) having been propelled about in flying drops or masses
"with clothes wet by splashed water"

{adj: splashy} characterized by water flying about haphazardly

{adj: subsonic} (of speed) less than that of sound in a designated medium
"aircraft flying at subsonic speeds"
<-> supersonic, sonic

{adj: unairworthy} not fit to fly
<-> airworthy

{adj: volant} with wings extended in a flying position

{adv: alone, solo, unaccompanied} without anybody else
"the child stayed home alone"
"he flew solo"

{adv: barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce} by a small margin
"they could barely hear the speaker"
"we hardly knew them"
"just missed being hit"
"had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
"would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

{adv: downwind, with the wind} in the direction the wind is blowing
"they flew downwind"
<-> upwind

{adv: down} away from a more central or a more northerly place
"was sent down to work at the regional office"
"worked down on the farm"
"came down for the wedding"
"flew down to Florida"
<-> up

{adv: in flight, on the wing} flying through the air
"we saw the ducks in flight"

{adv: nonstop} without stopping
"we are flying nonstop form New York to Tokyo"

{adv: on the fly} on the run or in a hurry
"she wrote those letters on the fly"

{adv: overhead} above your head; in the sky
"planes were flying overhead"

{adv: thence, therefrom} from that place or from there
"proceeded thence directly to college"
"flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow"
"roads that lead therefrom"

{adv: up, upwards, upward, upwardly} spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
"look up!"
"the music surged up"
"the fragments flew upwards"
"prices soared upwards"
"upwardly mobile"
<-> down, downward, downwardly, downwards

{adv: upwind, against the wind, into the wind} in the direction opposite to the direction the wind is blowing
"they flew upwind"
<-> downwind

{adv: zigzag} in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path
"birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"


{n: American cockroach, Periplaneta americana} large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed

{n: American fly honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle, Lonicera canadensis} erect deciduous North American shrub with yellow-white flowers

{n: American flying squirrel} New World flying squirrels

{n: Amianthum, genus Amianthum} one species: fly poison; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

{n: Asiatic flying squirrel} nocturnal rodent of Asia having furry folds of skin between forelegs and hind legs enabling it to move by gliding leaps

{n: Cynocephalus variegatus} a variety of flying lemur

{n: Dactylopteridae, family Dactylopteridae} flying gurnards

{n: Dermoptera, order Dermoptera} flying lemurs

{n: Distinguished Flying Cross} a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight

{n: Draco, genus Draco} a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards

{n: Earhart, Amelia Earhart} first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)

{n: European fly honeysuckle, European honeysuckle, Lonicera xylosteum} cultivated Eurasian shrub with twin yellowish-white flowers and scarlet fruit

{n: Exocoetidae, family Exocoetidae} flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks

{n: Flying Dutchman} a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope

{n: Flying Dutchman} the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day

{n: Glaucomys, genus Glaucomys} New World flying squirrels

{n: Hemiramphidae, family Hemiramphidae} halfbeaks; marine and freshwater fishes closely related to the flying fishes but not able to glide

{n: Hess, Rudolf Hess, Walther Richard Rudolf Hess} Nazi leader who in 1941 flew a solo flight to Scotland in an apparent attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain but was imprisoned for life (1894-1987)

{n: Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor} small fly whose larvae damage wheat and other grains

{n: Icarus} (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned

{n: Mediterranean fruit fly, medfly, Ceratitis capitata} small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit

{n: Pandora's box} (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind

{n: Pegasus} (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination

{n: Petaurista, genus Petaurista} very large Asiatic flying squirrels

{n: Petauristidae, subfamily Petauristidae} Old World flying squirrels

{n: Pterosauria, order Pterosauria} extinct flying reptiles: pterosaurs

{n: Ptychozoon, genus Ptychozoon} flying geckos

{n: Sciuridae, family Sciuridae} a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles

{n: Scleroparei, order Scleroparei} scorpionfishes; sculpins; gurnards; greenlings; flying gurnards

{n: Spanish fly} green beetle of southern Europe

{n: Synentognathi, order Synentognathi} order of fishes having spineless fins; needlefishes; sauries; flying fishes; halfbeaks

{n: Texas leaguer} (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder

{n: acrobatics, aerobatics, stunting, stunt flying} the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft

{n: aerodontalgia} pain in the teeth that results from a change in air pressure (as in flying or mountain climbing)

{n: air lane, flight path, airway, skyway} a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

{n: aircraft} a vehicle that can fly

{n: airfield, landing field, flying field, field} a place where planes take off and land

{n: airspeed} the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying

{n: airworthiness} fitness to fly
"the plane received a certificate of airworthiness"

{n: alderfly, alder fly, Sialis lutaria} dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae

{n: alula, calypter} scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly

{n: amphibology, amphiboly} an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes

{n: ant lion, antlion, antlion fly} winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants

{n: apple of Peru, shoo fly, Nicandra physaloides} coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry

{n: ballooning} flying in a balloon

{n: bar fly} a drinker who frequents bars

{n: barnstormer, stunt flier, stunt pilot} a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting

{n: barrage balloon} an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low

{n: bee fly} hairy nectar-eating fly that resembles a bee; larvae are parasitic on larvae of bees and related insects

{n: biplane flying fish, four-wing flying fish} having both pectoral and pelvic fins enlarged

{n: blackfly, black fly, buffalo gnat} small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals

{n: blast} a very long fly ball

{n: blind flying, blind landing} using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.

{n: blowfly, blow fly} large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds

{n: botfly} stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals

{n: brainstorming} a group problem-solving technique in which members sit around a let fly with ideas and possible solutions to the problem

{n: brown lacewing, hemerobiid, hemerobiid fly} small dark-colored lacewing fly

{n: buzz bomb, robot bomb, flying bomb, doodlebug, V-1} a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb

{n: caddis fly, caddis-fly, caddice fly, caddice-fly} small moth-like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae

{n: caddisworm, strawworm} larva of the caddis fly; constructs a case of silk covered with sand or plant debris

{n: carinate, carinate bird, flying bird} birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
<-> ratite

{n: ceiling} maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

{n: chalcid fly, chalcidfly, chalcid, chalcid wasp} any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects

{n: chalcis fly} a variety of chalcid fly

{n: cockpit} compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

{n: condor} the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

{n: congregation} an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
"a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"
"a great congregation of birds flew over"

{n: coot} slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

{n: crane fly, daddy longlegs} long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

{n: crop-dusting, spraying} the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)

{n: dangling participle} a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., `flying across the country' in `flying across the country the Rockies came into view'

{n: dive-bombing} a bombing run in which the bomber release the bomb while flying straight toward the target

{n: dobson, dobsonfly, dobson fly, Corydalus cornutus} large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait

{n: dog-day cicada, harvest fly} its distinctive song is heard during July and August

{n: dragon, flying dragon, flying lizard} any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

{n: drosophila, Drosophila melanogaster} small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance

{n: dry fly} a fly (fisherman's lure) that skims the surface of the water
<-> wet fly

{n: ensign} colors flown by a ship to show its nationality

{n: fair catch} (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled

{n: fire screen, fireguard} a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)

{n: fish fly, fish-fly} similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait

{n: flare} (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

{n: fledgling, fledgeling} young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying

{n: flesh fly, Sarcophaga carnaria} fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living animals

{n: flight simulator, trainer} simulator consisting of a machine on the ground that simulates the conditions of flying a plane

{n: flight, flying} an instance of traveling by air
"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

{n: flight} a flock of flying birds

{n: fly agaric, Amanita muscaria} poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills

{n: fly ash} fine solid particles of ash that are carried into the air when fuel is combusted

{n: fly casting} casting an artificial fly as a lure

{n: fly in the ointment} an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something

{n: fly orchid, Ophrys insectifera, Ophrys muscifera} European orchid whose flowers resemble flies

{n: fly orchid} any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insectlike hairy flowers on slender stalks

{n: fly poison, Amianthum muscaetoxicum, Amianthum muscitoxicum} all parts of plant are highly toxic; bulb pounded and used as a fly poison; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae

{n: fly rod} a long flexible fishing rod used in fly fishing

{n: fly tent} a tent with a fly front

{n: fly, fly ball} (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

{n: fly, fly front} an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth

{n: fly-by-night} a debtor who flees to avoid paying

{n: fly-fishing} angling with an artificial fly as a lure

{n: flying boat} a large seaplane that floats with its fuselage in the water rather than on pontoons

{n: flying bridge, flybridge, fly bridge, monkey bridge} the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often open) deck above the pilot house

{n: flying buttress, arc-boutant} a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch

{n: flying carpet} (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go

{n: flying colors, flying colours} complete success
"they passed inspection with flying colors"

{n: flying fish} tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight

{n: flying fox} large bat with a head that resembles the head of a fox

{n: flying gecko, fringed gecko, Ptychozoon homalocephalum} having membranous expansions along sides of body and limbs and tail

{n: flying gurnard, flying robin, butterflyfish} tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins

{n: flying jib} the outermost of two or more jibs

{n: flying lemur, flying cat, colugo} arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps

{n: flying mare} a wrestling maneuver

{n: flying mouse} tiny flying phalanger

{n: flying phalanger, flying opossum, flying squirrel} nocturnal phalangers that move with gliding leaps using parachute-like folds of skin along the sides of the body

{n: flying school} a school for teaching students to fly airplanes

{n: flying squad} a mobile group of trained people (police or executives or officials) able to move quickly in the case of emergencies

{n: flying start, running start} a quick and auspicious beginning

{n: flying start, running start} a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line

{n: flyover, fly-by, flypast} a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground

{n: flyspeck} a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly

{n: fly} fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

{n: fly} two-winged insects characterized by active flight

{n: fruit fly, pomace fly} any of numerous small insects whose larvae feed on fruits

{n: glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailing} the activity of flying a glider

{n: goldeneye, golden-eyed fly} a variety of green lacewing

{n: goldeneye, whistler, Bucephela clangula} large-headed swift-flying diving duck of arctic regions

{n: grandiosity, magniloquence, ornateness, grandiloquence, rhetoric} high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
"the grandiosity of his prose"
"an excessive ornateness of language"

{n: green lacewing, chrysopid, stink fly} pale green unpleasant-smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae

{n: greenbottle, greenbottle fly} blowfly with brilliant coppery green body

{n: ground effect} apparent increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground

{n: hanging fly} any of various mecopterous insects of the family Bittacidae

{n: hobby, Falco subbuteo} small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

{n: horn fly, Haematobia irritans} small black European fly introduced into North America; sucks blood from cattle especially at the base of the horn


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