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fly
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 32
Part of Speech: noun
1. Waste cotton.
2. A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See Fly wheel ( below).
Part of Speech: verb
1. To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird.
3. To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag.
6. Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
7. Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly; black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.
8. A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant.
9. A parasite.
12. That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.
15. The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
17. Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from the press.
18. A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power to a power printing press for doing the same work.
20. One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.
21. The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers, overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
22. A batted ball that flies to a considerable distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly.
23. To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; - usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc.
2. To fly or flee from; to shun; to avoid.
3. To hunt with a hawk.
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