Negro fly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Negro fly (Zoöl) a black dipterous fly (Psila rosæ) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots; -- called also carrot fly.
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Usage

In literature:

He appeared on the dark ridge of heathland, like a fly on a Negro, bearing the articles with him, and came up breathless with his walk.
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Around the fire squatted negroes, driving away the flies with long branches.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
He was fond of negro melodies, too, and "The Blue-Tailed Fly" was a great favorite with him.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
He appeared on the dark ridge of heathland, like a fly on a negro, bearing the articles with him, and came up breathless with his walk.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Yet he advocated continuing integrated flying schools and agreed that Negroes should be stationed where community attitudes were favorable.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Then came a loud tattoo of knocks at my door, and appeals from the negro chief to rise and fly.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
My own experience of the Condor is restricted in seeing one individual, flying above the sea-shore, south of the Rio Negro.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
To this place the negro imagines he will go and who knows but that he may fly there?
"Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes" by Howard W. Odum
He was fond of negro melodies, and "The Blue-Tailed Fly" was a favorite.
"Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865" by Ward Hill Lamon
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In poetry:

From there I'd make a flying trip,
To the gateway city of the east;
And from its great exhibits,
And Negro arts I'd feast.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Cold blows the wind, and while the tear
Bursts trembling from my swollen eyes,
The rain's big drop, quick meets it there,
And on my naked bosom flies!
O pity, all ye sons of Joy,
The little wand'ring Negro-boy.
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt