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British Dictionary definitions for cleg

cleg

noun
  1. another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
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Word Origin

C15: from Old Norse kleggi
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Historical Examples

  • Sometimes Cleg Kelly fought, and then his mother called him in.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • There was a wall between Cleg and the Drabble, a wall with a place for your toes.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • And, for another, if they had taken Cleg, they might have taken his mother also.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • Cleg Kelly did not die just then, which was in some ways a good thing.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

  • But Cleg's breathing was as natural and regular as that of an infant.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett