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Definition: flesh fly
n : fly whose larvae feed on carrion or the flesh of living
animals [syn: Sarcophaga carnaria
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Definition: Flesh fly
(fl[e^]sh), n. [OE. flesch, flesc, AS. fl[=ae]sc;
akin to OFries. fl[=a]sk, D. vleesch, OS. fl[=e]sk, OHG.
fleisc, G. fleisch, Icel. & Dan. flesk lard, bacon, pork, Sw.
1. The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which
cover the framework of bones in man and other animals;
especially, the muscles.
Note: In composition it is mainly proteinaceous, but contains
in adition a large number of low-molecular-weight
subtances, such as creatin, xanthin, hypoxanthin,
carnin, etc. It is also rich in potassium phosphate.
2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat;
especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as
distinguished from fish
With roasted flesh, or milk, and wastel bread.
3. The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the
As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable. --Shak.
4. The human eace; mankind; humanity.
All flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
--Gen. vi. 12.
5. Human nature:
(a) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart.
(b) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical
pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
(c) (Theol.) The character under the influence of animal
propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by
6. Kindred; stock; race.
He is our brother and our flesh. --Gen. xxxvii.
7. The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a
root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
Note: Flesh is often used adjectively or self-explaining
compounds; as, flesh broth or flesh-broth; flesh brush
or fleshbrush; flesh tint or flesh-tint; flesh wound.
After the flesh
, after the manner of man; in a gross or
earthly manner. “Ye judge after the flesh.”
An arm of flesh
, human strength or aid.
Flesh and blood
. See under Blood
, broth made by boiling flesh in water.
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of flies whose
larv[ae] or maggots feed upon flesh, as the bluebottle
fly; -- called also meat fly
, carrion fly
. See Blowly
, animal food. --Swift.
, the side of a skin or hide which was next to
the flesh; -- opposed to grain side
(Painting), a color used in painting to imitate
the hue of the living body.
(Zo["o]l.), any insect larva of a flesh fly. See
. See under Proud
To be one flesh
, to be closely united as in marriage; to
become as one person. --Gen. ii. 24.