Thursday, 24 March 2016



1. (intr.) (of birds, aircraft, etc.) to move through the air in a controlled manner using aerodynamic forces
2. to travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
3. to operate (an aircraft or spacecraft)
4. to float, flutter, or be displayed in the air or cause to float, etc., in this way 
5. to transport or be transported by or through the air by aircraft, wind, etc.
6. (intr.) to move or be moved very quickly, forcibly, or suddenly
7. (intr.) to pass swiftly
8. to escape from (an enemy, place, etc.); flee 
9. (intr.; may be followed by “at” or “upon”) to attack a person
10. (intr.) to have a sudden outburst    he flew into a rage again
11. (intr.) (of money, etc.) to vanish rapidly
12. (trans.) (falconry) (of hawks) to fly at (quarry) in attack.
13. (trans.) (theatre) to suspend (scenery) above the stage so that it may be lowered into view
14. (often plural) a closure that conceals a zip, buttons, or other fastening, by having one side overlapping, as on trousers
15. Also called: flysheet
a) a flap forming the entrance to a tent
b) a piece of canvas drawn over the ridgepole of a tent to form an outer roof
16. a small air brake used to control the chiming of large clocks
17. the horizontal weighted arm of a fly press
18. the outer edge of a flag
19. the distance from the outer edge of a flag to the staff
20. (British) a light one-horse covered carriage formerly let out on hire
21. (Australian & New Zealand) an attempt
22. (printing)
a) a device for transferring printed sheets from the press to a flat pile
b) Also called: flyhand . a person who collects and stacks printed matter from a printing press
c) a piece of paper folded once to make four pages, with printing only on the first page
23. (plural) (theatre) the space above the stage out of view of the audience, used for storing scenery, etc
24. (rare) the act of flying

1. any dipterous insect, especially the housefly, characterized by active flight 
2. any of various similar but unrelated insects, such as the caddis fly, firefly, dragonfly, and chalcid fly
3. (angling) a lure made from a fish-hook dressed with feathers, tinsel, etc., to resemble any of various flies or nymphs: used in fly-fishing
4. (in southern Africa) an area that is infested with the tsetse fly

1. (mainly British) knowing and sharp; smart
2. (mainly Scottish) furtive or sneaky

Fishing from a wall

A fly mural

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