Origin of flea-bitten
Examples from the Web for flea-bitten
I found a pair of flea-bitten gray Flemish mares, weighing about twenty-eight hundred pounds.
"I guess that's the best rabbit dog anywhere around here," he said, as a flea-bitten cur trotted past.A Yankee from the West|Opie Read
Let the flea-bitten old devil go, she's brought trouble enough already.The Mahatma and the Hare|H. Rider Haggard
This was his remark: "There was never a flea-bitten mare that was a poor horse."
As they left the bank a cowboy rode up on a flea-bitten roan that was lathered with sweat, sadly roweled and leg-weary.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn