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Tsetse fly   /tsˈitsi flaɪ/   Listen
Tsetse fly

Bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc..  Synonyms: glossina, tsetse, tzetze, tzetze fly.

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"Tsetse fly" Quotes from Famous Books

... jerked in every direction, without anything in particular being meant by it, that neither Arabia nor Mexico can furnish a bit which would surprise him, or startle his four legs from their propriety. No cow is more placid, no lamb more gentle; he would not harm a tsetse fly or kick a snapping terrier. His sole object in life is to keep himself and his rider out of danger, and to betake himself to that part of the ring in which the least labor should be expected of him. The tiny girls who ride him call him "dear ...
— In the Riding-School; Chats With Esmeralda • Theo. Stephenson Browne

... phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel Land use: arable land 5%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 40%; forest and woodland 47%; other 7%; includes irrigated NEGL% Environment: lack of water and tsetse fly limit agriculture; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; Kilimanjaro is highest point ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

Words linked to "Tsetse fly" :   genus Glossina, fly

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