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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A suborder of dipterous insects or true flies, including those forms which escape from pupa through a T-shaped orifice, or rarely through a transverse rent between the seventh and eighth abdominal rings: distinguished from Cyclorhapha. It includes all the midges and gnats, the horse-flies, robber-flies, bee-flies, and others.

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