Black Flags

Black Flags

. An organization composed originally of Chinese rebels that had been driven into Tonkin by the suppression of the Taiping rebellion, but later increased by bands of pirates and adventurers. It took a prominent part in fighting the French during their hostilities with Anam, 1873-85.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

black fly

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blackfly

, (Zol.) 1. In the United States, a small, venomous, two-winged fly of the genus Simulium of several species, exceedingly abundant and troublesome in the northern forests; -- called also buffalo gnat. The larv are aquatic. It sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals.
[WordNet 1.5 + WordNet 1.5]

2. A black plant louse, as the bean aphis (Aphis fab), which infests e. g. beans and sugar beets; -- called also bean aphid.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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