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[mass noun] Infestation of an animal with blowfly maggots.
- ‘You can avoid fly strike by making sure you clean out the hutch regularly, apply preventative medication to the coat and always check on your rabbit AT LEAST once a day.’
- ‘Willow, who is white with two distinctive grey splodges, was suffering from fly strike, an ailment more commonly associated with rabbits.’
- ‘The sheep lack the wool and the folds of skin between the legs found on normal Merinos, and so are relatively immune to fly strike.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.