gadfly

  1. a persistently annoying person
  2. any of various large flies that annoy livestock

Gadfly

A gadfly is a fly that annoys horses and other livestock, usually a horse-fly or a botfly. Gadfly can also refer to: ...
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gadfly

[n] - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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Gadfly

• (n.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.
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gadfly

<entomology> Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies. ... The sheep gadfly (Oestrus ovis) deposits its young in the nostrils of sheep, and the larvae develop in the frontal sinuses. The common species which infests cattle (Hypoderma bovis) deposits its eggs upon or in the skin where the larvae or bots live and...
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gadfly

noun any of various large flies that annoy livestock
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Gadfly

[database] Gadfly is a relational database management system written in Python. Gadfly is a collection of Python modules that provides relational database functionality entirely implemented in Python. It supports a subset of the standard RDBMS Structured Query Language (SQL). Gadfly runs wherever Python runs and supports client/server on an...
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Gadfly

[mythology] The gadfly, a type of fly plaguing cattle, typically ones belonging to either the family Tabanidae (horse-flies) or the family Oestridae (bot flies), appears in Greek mythology as a tormenter to Io, the heifer maiden. Zeus lusts after Io and eventually turns her into a white heifer to hide her from his jealous wife, Hera. Hera i...
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Gadfly

Gad'fly` noun ; plural Gadflies . [ Gad + fly .] (Zoology) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus , and allied genera of botflies. » The sheep gadfly ( Oestrus ovis ) deposits its young in the nostrils of sheep, and the larvæ develop ...
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Gadfly

A nickname for a 'professional' securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.
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gadfly

a persistently annoying person
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gadfly

a persistently annoying person
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Gadfly

Gadfly is a name commonly applied to various insects, a large number of which belong to the great Linnaean genus OEstrus, while others belong to the genus Tabanus. OEstrus bovis or ox gadfly (the Hypoderma bovis of some naturalists) is about 7 lines in length with a yellow thorax, with a black band; white abdomen; fulvous terminal segments and dusk...
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gadfly

gadfly, name for various biting flies, especially those that attack livestock, e.g., the botfly and the horsefly.
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Gadfly

NATO designation for soviet surface-to-air missile system Buk-M1 [SU]
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gadfly

Type: Term Pronunciation: gad′flī See: Tabanus
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