I asked Child whether he felt a bond with me, based on the picture for my debut novel, The Year of the gadfly.
But when I said that gadfly included vicious bullying and teen suicide, he changed tack.
If one goes by the gadfly nature of the Internet cycle these days, the Wells-Fieri fight will likely be brief.
Her debut novel, The Year of the gadfly, will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in May.
The gadfly, for his part, had returned to the fortress in a state of nervous excitement bordering on hysteria.
His efforts can only be compared with those of a gadfly or a mosquito.
For since I roamed my fill in other continents the gadfly may no longer sting me out of my tranquil haunts.
"So it's the gadfly," thought Gemma, looking at him with some curiosity.
The gadfly sat smoking and looking silently out at the drizzling rain.
The gadfly raised his head from the flowers, and looked at her with a steady face.
1620s, "fly which bites cattle," probably from gad (n.) "goad, metal rod," here in the sense of "stinger;" but the sense is entangled with gad (v.) and another early meaning of gadfly was "someone who likes to go about, often stopping here and there" (1610s). Sense of "one who irritates another" is from 1640s (equivalent of Latin oestrus).