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Synonyms for blowfly

large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly

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It detects pressures well below the pressure exerted by a 20 milligram bluebottle fly carcass we experimented with, and does so with unprecedented speed," said Zhenan Bao, an associate professor of chemical engineering who led the research.
So you could picture me zzzz-zipping around like a bluebottle fly, eyes averted from anything printed, even the receipt at the checkout - just in case.
It only takes a small gap in the window for a bluebottle fly to get in to your house and place its eggs.
The title ditty begins like this: "It's all-you-can-eat at the Bluebird Cafe,/ a grasshopper-katydid cricket buffet,/ with berries and snails and a bluebottle fly,/ a sip of the lake and a bite of the sky.
In 2004 artist Stuart Pearson Wright unveiled a portrait depicting the bare-chested Duke with a bluebottle fly on his shoulder and a sprig of cress between his fingers.