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bluebottle in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbluebottleblue‧bot‧tle /ˈbluːˌbɒtl $ -ˌbɑːtl/ noun [countable] British English  HBIa large blue fly
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bluebottleSquashing a bad girl is like trying to squash a bluebottle.I've just swallowed a bluebottle!Big bluebottle flies were already buzzing around their wounds; it was very quiet here, and that was the only sound.One great bluebottle circled his head, ignoring his efforts to brush it away.He caught a six pound bluebottle!The bluebottle swung away as though surprised to find space again.