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gadflies

Encyclopedia

  • "Gadfly" is a term for people who upset the status quo by posing upsetting or novel pointed out that dissent, like the gadfly, was easy to swat, but the. — “Social gadfly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • After hearing Alan Sked, a lecturer at the London School of Economics, speaking on the Daniel, Cranks and gadflies, p.11 ^ a b c Mark Daniel, Cranks and gadflies, pp.47–51. — “Craig Mackinlay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Gadfly", a term used for flies that annoy horses and other livestock, usually used to Gadfly (database), a relational database in the Python programming language. — “Gadfly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Thus use the dogs in summer still to ply Their jaws and feet by turns, when bitten sore By gnats, or flies, or gadflies swarming round. — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • The wind, that seemed to blow as they drove, dropped when the carriage stood still; gadflies settled on the steaming horses that angrily shook them off. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy

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