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  • Fly fishing is an angling method to catch fish with artificial lures as distinct from live or dead bait. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that look like real flies for bait. — “Fly fishing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The presence of a single pair of wings distinguishes true flies from other insects with "fly" in their name, such as mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stoneflies, whiteflies, fireflies, alderflies, The common names of true flies are written as two words, e.g., crane. — “Fly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The No Fly List is a list, created and maintained by the United States government's Terrorist Screening Center (TSC)[1], of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or out of the United States. The No Fly List is different from the Terrorist Watch List, a much. — “No Fly List - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • They may doze away their days on the banks of Schuylkill, but as to me, I go in the next vessel; I will fly to her presence, and demand the reason of this extraordinary silence." — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Did you see anything of your artist brother Stephen lately? No? Sure he's not down in Strasburg terrace with his aunt Sally? Couldn't he fly a bit higher than that, eh? And and and and tell us, Stephen, how is uncle Si? O, weeping God, the things I married into! De boys up in de hayloft. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere. — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard
  • The cloud does not advance beyond the limit of the marsh, seeming to stay there by some constant attraction; and well it is for us that it does not, since at such times when the vapour is thickest, the very wildfowl leave the reeds, and fly from the poison. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies
  • The exclamation was drawn from Athos by seeing the sword of Cahusac fly twenty paces from him. D'Artagnan and Cahusac sprang forward at the same instant, the one to recover, the other to obtain, the sword; but d'Artagnan, being the more active, reached it first and placed his foot upon it. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
  • Soon she was out of sight, and without running she seemed to herself to fly along the ground and count the moments nothing till she found herself back again at the Whispering Stones. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot

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