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dung fly

  

      n   any of various muscid flies of the subfamily Cordilurinae, such as the predatory yellow dung fly (Scatophaga stercoraria), that frequents cowpats to feed and lay its eggs  
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dung  
      n  
1   
a    excrement, esp. of animals; manure  
b    (as modifier)  
dung cart     
2    something filthy  
      vb  
3    tr   to cover (ground) with manure  
     (Old English: prison; related to Old High German tunc cellar roofed with dung, Old Norse dyngja manure heap)  
  dungy      adj  


dung beetle   , chafer  
      n   any of the various beetles of the family Scarabaeidae and related families that feed on or breed in dung  
dung fly  
      n   any of various muscid flies of the subfamily Cordilurinae, such as the predatory yellow dung fly (Scatophaga stercoraria), that frequents cowpats to feed and lay its eggs  

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dung beetle, dungy, dun, dug

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
exp.
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
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