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Meaning of "snake fly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SNAKE FLY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SNAKE FLY

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Snake fly is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SNAKE FLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

snake fly

Snakefly

Snakeflies are a group of insects comprising the order Raphidioptera, consisting of about 210 extant species. Together with the Megaloptera they were formerly placed within the Neuroptera, but now these two are generally regarded as separate orders. Snakeflies are predatory, both as adults and larvae. They can be quite common throughout temperate Europe and Asia, but in North America occur exclusively in the Western United States, namely in the Rocky Mountains and westward, including the southwestern deserts.

Definition of snake fly in the English dictionary

The definition of snake fly in the dictionary is any of various neuropterous insects of the family Raphidiidae, having an elongated thorax: order Megaloptera.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SNAKE FLY

snake
snake charmer
snake dance
snake eyes
snake fence
snake in the grass
snake juice
snake mackerel
snake oil
snake pit
Snake River
snake´s head
snakebird
snakebit
snakebite
snakebitten
snakefish
snakehead
snakelike
snakemouth

WORDS THAT END LIKE SNAKE FLY

bee fly
black fly
caddis fly
crane fly
dry fly
fruit fly
hackle fly
let fly
Mediterranean fruit fly
needle fly
on the fly
sedge fly
snipe fly
Spanish fly
stable fly
tsetse fly
tube fly
tzetze fly
warble fly
wet fly

Synonyms and antonyms of snake fly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «snake fly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SNAKE FLY

Find out the translation of snake fly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of snake fly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «snake fly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

飞蛇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mosca serpiente
570 millions of speakers

English

snake fly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साँप मक्खी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثعبان ذبابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

змея муха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cobra fly
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাফ ফ্লাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouche de serpent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terbang ular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schlange fly
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヘビフライ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뱀 비행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fly ula
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con rắn bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாம்பு பறக்கிறது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साप उडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yılan sinek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

serpente fly
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mucha wąż
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

змія муха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

șarpe Fly
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φίδι μύγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slang vlieg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orm fluga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snake fly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of snake fly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SNAKE FLY»

The term «snake fly» is used very little and occupies the 193.499 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snake fly

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNAKE FLY»

Discover the use of snake fly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snake fly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Insects and Spiders of the World
Then the snake fly jerks its head down and forward, snatches the victim in its mouthparts, and pulls its head back up. While the prey dangles helplessly in the air, the snake fly feasts on the animal's body, chewing the soft tissues and ...
‎2003
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Stripers on the Fly
Use a squid pattern, a Deceiver, or a Snake Fly tied in all white, light blue, or a blend of yellow and gray. In clear water on a sunny day, big eyes on the fly are important. Work the fly slowly at night, with a stop-and-go motion. Let the fly glide,  ...
Lou Tabory, 1999
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Fly Fishing in Saltwater
Snake Fly This fly was developed by that great striped bass angler Lou Tabory, who regards it as perhaps the best striper fly he has designed. It certainly is an effective fly. With long, soft, and fluffy emu plumes, a wide-profile head of spun and ...
Lefty Kreh, 2003
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, ...
(A. N.) SNAKE-FLY, the name given to neuropterous insects of the genus Rafhidia, closely allied to the alder-flies, remarkable for the elongation of the head and prothorax to form a neck and for the presence in the female of a long ovipositor.
Hugh Chisholm, 1911
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Inshore Fly Fishing, 2nd: A Pioneering Guide to Fly Fishing ...
... 64, 262, 264 saltwater fly starter list, 270471 sand eel, 38, 58, 258, 263, 265, 269 Sand Eel Fly, 286 sandworm, 265 shiners, 264, 265 shrimp, 22, 265, 286 Shrimp Fly, 286 slab flies, 269 sliders, 66, 79, 264 smelt, 264 Snake Fly, 3, 14, 41 , 58 ...
Lou Tabory, 2011
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Marvels of Insect Life: A Popular Account of Structure and Habit
The snake-fly l gets its name from its remarkable appearance, due to the elongation forwards of the fore-body and of the head behind, which gives a ... The female snake-fly has a long, slender egg-placer of similar length V to the hind-body.
Edward Step, 1916
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Saltwater Fly Fishing
A. Curcione's Tuna Tonic E. Tabory's Snake Fly B. Huff Backcountry Fly F. Tabory's Slab Fly C. Ruoff s Barracuda Fly G. Steve Huff Tarpon Fly D. Ruoffs Backcountry Popper G. Steve Huff Tarpon Fly E. Tabory's Snake Fly G. Steve Huff Tarpon ...
Nick Curcione, 1996
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Flying Insects
The snake fly's eyes are large and allow the insect to see in all directions. Black veins make a frame for its thin, wings. The snake fly's jaws pierce its victims so that it can drink their insides. Its ovipositor looks like a stinger, but it is used for ...
Jonathan Sutherland, 2006
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Fly Fishing the Surf: A Comprehensive Guide to Surf and Wade ...
A Comprehensive Guide to Surf and Wade Fishing from Maine to Florida Angelo Peluso. arsenal. None is better suited to that task than Lou Tabory's Snake Fly. The pattern was developed in the late 1970s to simulate the Leiser Angus Fly.
Angelo Peluso, 2013
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The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
... around the hook to simulate the feathery gills of aquatic larvae. Ostrich is also used on a few bonefish flies, and as a long, lifelike tail on Lou Tabory's famous Snake Fly striper pattern. It has an action similar to that of marabou in the water.
‎2003

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SNAKE FLY»

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Corn snake fly-tipped in Norfolk with kitchen cabinets
An exotic snake had a lucky escape after apparently being fly-tipped at the side of ... The non-native corn snake was spotted by a "shocked" council worker as he ... «BBC News, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Snake fly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/snake-fly>. Jul 2020 ».
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