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Monday, 7 November 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Gadfly

Line art drawing of a gadflyImage via Wikipedia
Gadfly: noun -  horsefly, botfly, or other fly that bites and irritates cattle; someone who gads about; someone who irritates or harasses others.

'Nina, a consummate rider, was thrown from her horse when a gadfly bit him on his withers.'

'That bloody Nigel is a proper gadfly; constantly dashing about the place and gossiping about everyone, whether he knows them or not.'

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