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Synonyms for bluebottle

an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

blowfly with iridescent blue body

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Bluebottle stings are a frequent occurrence in Australia (AFP/File / TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / MANILA BULLETIN)
According to the legend, immediate urination on bluebottle stings eases the pain but medicos dispute it.
split-seconds tormented them like the strange bluebottle flies
Brushing away bluebottle corpses, and shredding the wrapping, I discovered a stack of hardboiled hardbacks.
Brushing away bluebottle corpses and shredding the wrapping, I discovered a stack of hardboiled hardbacks.
I still recall vividly the appalling stench on hot summer days from the Birmingham Hide Skin and Bone Company abattoir; the distressed residents in their fly and bluebottle infested homes having to suffer 24/7..
Finally, "The Jiri Chronicles" arrives and spends the rest of the book in an explosion of photos, text boxes, footnotes, drawings, weird asides, margin notes, fake (?) ads and corporate memos, transcripts, bluebottle flies, and other uncategorizable weirdness in a story (or something like a story) about Jiri Cech, a Czech poet or businessman or some other undefined thing, whom the narrator presents as an object of repulsion but who was clearly, at some point in the past, something like a lover.
The 10-1 shot was ridden just off the pace set by Wilson Bluebottle but readily swallowed up that rival in the final furlong and strode out well for a
Bluebottle Systems Pty Ltd, an Australian spam-resistant email service, threw in the towel this week.
A few pages later, Dos Passos describes him: "The blood ran into the ground, the brains oozed out of the cracked skull and were licked up by the trenchrats, the belly swelled and raised a generation of bluebottle flies, and the incorruptible skeleton, and the scraps of dried viscera and skin bundled in khaki."
The Focus By The Sea stage sees the addition of Orient Machine, who have proven to be a popular act on the Focus Wales stages in the past, Welsh singersongwriter Kizzy Crawford, Snowdonia based Gai Toms, Lucy Simmons, who performs as a stand-up comedienne on the Manchester circuit, Yacatan and The Bluebottle Veins.
Children can help Constable Bluebottle track down the "spiv" selling contraband sweets and silk stockings or challenge themselves on the assault course.
The Doctor's waiting Room In the library-like silence Of low voices and rustling magazines She smiled at the gurgling, sticky-faced child Whispering, "You'll be tomorrow's beauty queen" A grey old man with phlegm in his throat Coughing, wheezing, tapping his stick The clock on the wall spitting out time Tick; by tick; by tick Suddenly, silently, the room went dark As silvery blades knifed the sky Windows were slammed against the rain A rumbling bang belched out a refrain One would think that a band of Irish dancers Were tippa-tippa tapping on the window pane A tornading bluebottle scraped the air Playfully bouncing from brow to brow A droning buzz: A silent pause A high pitched feminine voice sang out "The doctor will see you now".
Already on the line-up are Pinc Ffloyd, Moniars, The Buffalo Riot, Two Suns, A Shrewdness of Apes, Groovy Wonderband, Pressure Drop, Tone Junkies and The Bluebottle Veins.
During summer we can be inundated with bluebottle flies and their maggots in the bins, which smell horrendous.