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cleg

/klɛɡ/
noun
1.
another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
Word Origin
C15: from Old Norse kleggi
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  • But cleg's breathing was as natural and regular as that of an infant.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • And, for another, if they had taken cleg, they might have taken his mother also.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • The fact that a great many message boys passed that way may have had something to do with cleg's choice of locality.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Sometimes cleg Kelly fought, and then his mother called him in.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • He warded cleg off with a knee and elbow, and stated what he would do when he met him again on a future unnamed occasion.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • cleg Kelly was on the way to reformation now, so would not kick him.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • cleg Kelly instinctively shut his eyes not to see the flash.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • However, there was that in cleg's face which gave him confidence.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • "Miss Celie wants us to look after this club oorsels," said cleg.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • The truth of the matter was that cleg Kelly had squared the police.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

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