One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A substance sprayed from an aerosol that kills flying insects.
- ‘If you feel that you need to use a fly spray, you may have success with the following recipe.’
- ‘The best fly control programs incorporate more than just applying the fly spray du jour.’
- ‘Anita panicked, and emptied a can of fly spray over it.’
- ‘I shuddered again - where was a can of fly spray when you needed it?’
- ‘Somewhere else, a woman has tried poisoning herself with fly spray and a 13-year-old boy has drunk shampoo.’
- ‘Now I think about it, this is a pretty effective fly spray, but not necessarily the most humane (Cam was pretty mortified).’
- ‘That weed was either pure head, or sprayed with fly spray.’
- ‘You can use fly sprays on your horses and in non-manure areas where adult flies congregate, such as a sunny outside barn wall.’
- ‘They ran the gamut from fly spray to radio waves, underground gas pockets, flying saucers and more.’
- ‘I presume that many of them are pesticides sprayed on our foods, fly sprays, and household products, as well as building materials.’
- ‘We are wondering whether this means flea powders and fly sprays.’
- ‘Quickly applying fly spray to his now glossy coat, she gazed around for another stable hand.’
- ‘I discharged several sprays of nerve gas fly spray into the room, shut the bedroom door and then waited half an hour for it work.’
- ‘Trek packed a hoof pick, hard brush and a bottle of fly spray inside his bags.’
- ‘Following are some of the basic supplies you will need: lead rope, halter, hoof pick, grooming tools and fly spray.’
- ‘Morgan stepped inside the screen door, and gulped, like a hero about to face an evil dragon, or a cockroach about to face some fly spray.’
- ‘Don't forget brushes, fly spray, show sheen and other tools that will help your horse look his best.’
fly spray/ˈflī ˌsprā/
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