Origin of flying fox
Examples from the Web for flying fox
The Frau, when she saw it, declared that it was a flying-fox.In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
The inclusion of the bat here amongst birds, may be a clerical accident, since on f. 136 a flying-fox is not written of as a bird.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Neither the flying-fox, nor any other bat that I know of in Ceylon, ever hybernates.
In Western India the native Portuguese eat the flying-fox, and pronounce it delicate, and far from disagreeable in flavour.
When the soul has thus done penance, it takes possession of the body of some animal, for instance, the flying-fox.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer