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deer fly

noun
1.
any of several tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the female of which is a vector of tularemia in deer, livestock, and humans.
Origin of deer fly
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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  • As for the deer-fly, and others of his piratical breed, he will bite like a dog at any time.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White

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