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Meaning of "snipe fly" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SNIPE FLY

Named after the snipe because its flight resembles that of the bird.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SNIPE FLY

snipe fly play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SNIPE FLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Snipe 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 SNIPE FLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of snipe fly in the English dictionary

The definition of snipe fly in the dictionary is any of various predatory dipterous flies of the family Leptidae, such as Rhagio scolopacea of Europe, having an elongated body and long legs.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SNIPE FLY

snip
snipe
snipefish
snipelike
sniper
sniperscope
sniping
snipped
snipper
snippersnapper
snippet
snippetiness
snippety
snippier
snippiest
snippily
snippiness
snipping
snippy
snips

WORDS THAT END LIKE SNIPE 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
snake fly
Spanish fly
stable fly
tsetse fly
tube fly
tzetze fly
warble fly
wet fly

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «snipe fly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SNIPE FLY

Find out the translation of snipe fly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of snipe 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 «snipe fly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鹬飞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mosca snipe
570 millions of speakers

English

snipe fly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठीक गोली चलाना मक्खी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ذبابة قنص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бекас муха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

snipe fly
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্নিপ ফ্লাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mouche de snipe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terbang cepat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schnepfenfliege
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スナイプフライ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도요새 의 비행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fly cethak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

snipe bay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிதக்கும் பறக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सायकल माशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çakal sıkmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

snipe fly
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Snipe Fly
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бекас муха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

snipe Fly
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπεκατσίνι μύγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Snip vlieg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enkelbeckasin fluga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snipe fly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of snipe fly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SNIPE FLY»

The term «snipe fly» is used very little and occupies the 186.403 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SNIPE FLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snipe fly

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNIPE FLY»

Discover the use of snipe fly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snipe fly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams: A Biologist's View of ...
Snipe Flies Family: Athericidae Major genus: Atherix Snipe fly larva. JEFF ADAMS DISTRIBUTION Widespread Locally common Rare ABUNDANCE High NYMPH EMERGER AVAILABILITY AVAILABILITY Medium Low General Information.
Rick Hafele, 2006
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Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners
A common and lovely snipe fly by the name of Chrysopilus (chryso = gold; pilus = cap) is a fly that stands out among the flies. The iridescent disc of gold scales on its thorax and the patches of white scales on its black abdomen impart a ...
James B. Nardi, 2009
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A River Never Sleeps
We'll let you take the sack, seeing its your first time, but you'll have to stand awful still and quiet." I had seen snipe fly at night many times in the Dorset water meadows; but even so, this was a new country and 12 A River Never Sleeps.
Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown, 2010
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Shorebirds of Australia
The toes of Latham's Snipe do not usually project beyond end of tail (although this is quite a reliable diagnostic feature, very difficult to observe as snipe fly so quickly). Differences between Swinhoe's Snipe and Pin-tailed Snipe are even more ...
Andrew Geering, Lindsay Agnew, Sandra Harding, 2007
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The Sportsman
But let the snipe fly ten yards from whence it sprang — let it be, for instance, twenty-five paces distant from the gun, it is then at the top of its speed, and in the very midst of its sidelong, eliptical gyrations, and more than a match for the majority of ...
‎1838
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When the Wild Calls
And I like the snipe's predilection for giving shooters second chances: when flushed but not shot at, snipe fly in a low, wide loop, often returning to streak past me. At other times, they'll complete their loop and land nearby to be jumped again.
Jack Kulpa, 2004
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Practical Hints on Shooting: Being a Treatise on the Shot ...
The reason why snipe fly in such a strange erratic manner upon first rising has long been a source of wonder among naturalists, who have, however, at last come to the conclusion that it is on account of the malformation of their eyes, which are ...
Basil Tozer, 1887
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Atlas Of Creation - Volume 4-:
One such finding is the 50-million-year-old fossil snipe fly in the picture. Like other species of fly, this fossil proves that snipe flies have never changed; in other words, that they did not evolve. Assassin Bug Period: Cretaceous Age: 100 million ...
HARUN YAHYA-ADNAN OKTAR ENGLISH
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Atlas Of Creation - Volume 1-:
This fossil is an evidence that like all other species of flies, snipe flies have never changed, and have never evolved. SNAKE FLY (Raphidioptera) Age: 125 million years Location: Santana Formation,. 630 Atlas of Creation SNIPE FLY.
HARUN YAHYA-ADNAN OKTAR ENGLISH
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Tait's Edinburgh magazine
But let the snipe fly ten yards from whence it sprang — let it be, for instance, twenty- five paces distant from the gun, it is then at the top of its speed, and in the very midst of its sidelong, elliptical gyrations, and more than a match for the majority ...
William Tait, 1840

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SNIPE FLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term snipe fly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pocono Outdoors: Spotting a master of camouflage
During my daily roadside stop, I noticed a Wilson's snipe probing its long bill into ... During courtship, male Wilson's snipe fly in high circles, then abruptly make ... «Pocono Record, Apr 15»
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Wild Ideas: The sartorial splendor of the golden-backed snipe fly
I noticed the sartorial splendor of one insect, the golden-backed snipe fly (Chrysopilus thoracious) the last week in May. After two days of rain, the sun came out ... «Rappahannock News, Jun 14»
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Lovely Flies, and Flies in Love
It is not often that I covet a fly's ensemble. Yet during my last visit to Corson's Brook Woods, I was wowed by a golden-backed snipe fly's all-black outfit, with its ... «New York Times, Jun 12»

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