- another name for a horsefly, esp one of the genus Haematopota
C15: from Old Norse kleggi
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Sometimes Cleg Kelly fought, and then his mother called him in.
There was a wall between Cleg and the Drabble, a wall with a place for your toes.
And, for another, if they had taken Cleg, they might have taken his mother also.
Cleg Kelly did not die just then, which was in some ways a good thing.
But Cleg's breathing was as natural and regular as that of an infant.