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sand flea

Origin of sand flea
1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for sand-flea
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  • The tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans) infests several districts; the sand-flea has been imported from the west coast.

  • Thus it is seen why the sand-flea cannot deposit its eggs as do the rest of the family.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • This sand-flea is a small affair,—not the sand-flea, or chigre, of science—but a genuine flea.

    Company G A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • Mr Masterman makes some interesting remarks on the chigo, or sand-flea (Pulex penetrans).

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for sand-flea

sand flea

another name for the chigoe (sense 1), sand hopper
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sand-flea in Medicine

sand flea n.
See chigoe.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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