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 for Horseflies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horsefly \Horse"fly`\, n.; pl. Horseflies.
     1. (Zool.) Any dipterous fly of the family Tabanid[ae],
        that stings horses, and sucks their blood.
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     Note: Of these flies there are numerous species, both in
           Europe and America. They have a large proboscis with
           four sharp lancets for piercing the skin. Called also
           breeze fly. See Illust. under Diptera, and Breeze
           fly.
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     2. (Zool.) The horse tick or forest fly ({Hippobosca).
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