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

  Fly \Fly\, n.; pl. Flies (fl[imac]z). [OE. flie, flege, AS.
     fl[=y]ge, fle['o]ge, fr. fle['o]gan to fly; akin to D. vlieg,
     OHG. flioga, G. fliege, Icel. & Sw. fluga, Dan. flue. [root]
     84. See Fly, v. i.]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings;
            as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly.
        (b) Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; flesh fly;
            black fly. See Diptera, and Illust. in Append.
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     2. A hook dressed in imitation of a fly, -- used for fishing.
        "The fur-wrought fly." --Gay.
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     3. A familiar spirit; a witch's attendant. [Obs.]
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              A trifling fly, none of your great familiars. --B.
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     4. A parasite. [Obs.] --Massinger.
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     5. A kind of light carriage for rapid transit, plying for
        hire and usually drawn by one horse. [Eng.]
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     6. The length of an extended flag from its staff; sometimes,
        the length from the "union" to the extreme end.
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     7. The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the
        wind blows.
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     8. (Naut.) That part of a compass on which the points are
        marked; the compass card. --Totten.
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     9. (Mech.)
        (a) Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a
            fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of
            machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the
            striking part of a clock.
        (b) A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends
            on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the
            motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the
            power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome,
            is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining
            press. See Fly wheel (below).
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     10. (Knitting Machine) The piece hinged to the needle, which
         holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is
         penetrating another loop; a latch. --Knight.
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     11. The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a
         spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
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     12. (Weaving) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or
         jerk. --Knight.
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         (a) Formerly, the person who took the printed sheets from
             the press.
         (b) A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power
             to a power printing press for doing the same work.
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     14. The outer canvas of a tent with double top, usually drawn
         over the ridgepole, but so extended as to touch the roof
         of the tent at no other place.
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     15. One of the upper screens of a stage in a theater.
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     16. The fore flap of a bootee; also, a lap on trousers,
         overcoats, etc., to conceal a row of buttons.
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     17. (Baseball) A batted ball that flies to a considerable
         distance, usually high in the air; also, the flight of a
         ball so struck; as, it was caught on the fly. Also called
         fly ball. "a fly deep into right field"
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     18. (Cotton Manuf.) Waste cotton.
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     Black fly, Cheese fly, Dragon fly, etc. See under
        Black, Cheese, etc. -- Fly agaric (Bot.), a mushroom
        ({Agaricus muscarius), having a narcotic juice which, in
        sufficient quantities, is poisonous. -- Fly block
        (Naut.), a pulley whose position shifts to suit the
        working of the tackle with which it is connected; -- used
        in the hoisting tackle of yards. -- Fly board (Printing
        Press), the board on which printed sheets are deposited by
        the fly. -- Fly book, a case in the form of a book for
        anglers' flies. --Kingsley.{Fly cap, a cap with wings,
        formerly worn by women. -- Fly drill, a drill having a
        reciprocating motion controlled by a fly wheel, the
        driving power being applied by the hand through a cord
        winding in reverse directions upon the spindle as it
        rotates backward and forward. --Knight.{Fly fishing, the
        act or art of angling with a bait of natural or artificial
        flies; fishing using a fly[2] as bait. --Walton. -- --
     Fly fisherman, one who fishes using natural or artificial
        flies[2] as bait, especially one who fishes exclusively in
        that manner. -- Fly flap, an implement for killing
        flies. -- Fly governor, a governor for regulating the
        speed of an engine, etc., by the resistance of vanes
        revolving in the air. -- Fly honeysuckle (Bot.), a plant
        of the honeysuckle genus ({Lonicera), having a bushy stem
        and the flowers in pairs, as L. ciliata and L.
        Xylosteum. -- Fly hook, a fishhook supplied with an
        artificial fly. -- Fly leaf, an unprinted leaf at the
        beginning or end of a book, circular, programme, etc. --
     Fly maggot, a maggot bred from the egg of a fly. --Ray.
     Fly net, a screen to exclude insects.
     Fly nut (Mach.), a nut with wings; a thumb nut; a finger
     Fly+orchis+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Ophrys+muscifera">Fly orchis (Bot.), a plant ({Ophrys muscifera), whose
        flowers resemble flies.
     Fly paper, poisoned or sticky paper for killing flies that
        feed upon or are entangled by it.
     Fly powder, an arsenical powder used to poison flies.
     Fly press, a screw press for punching, embossing, etc.,
        operated by hand and having a heavy fly.
     Fly rail, a bracket which turns out to support the hinged
        leaf of a table.
     Fly rod, a light fishing rod used in angling with a fly.
     Fly sheet, a small loose advertising sheet; a handbill.
     Fly snapper (Zool.), an American bird ({Phainopepla
        nitens), allied to the chatterers and shrikes. The male
        is glossy blue-black; the female brownish gray.
     Fly wheel (Mach.), a heavy wheel attached to machinery to
        equalize the movement (opposing any sudden acceleration by
        its inertia and any retardation by its momentum), and to
        accumulate or give out energy for a variable or
        intermitting resistance. See Fly, n., 9.
     On the fly (Baseball), still in the air; -- said of a
        batted ball caught before touching the ground..
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orchis \Or"chis\, prop. n.; pl. Orchises. [L., fr. Gr. ? a
     testicle, the orchis; -- so called from its tubers.]
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     1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous plants growing in the North
        Temperate zone, and consisting of about eighty species.
        They are perennial herbs growing from a tuber (beside
        which is usually found the last year's tuber also), and
        are valued for their showy flowers. See Orchidaceous.
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     2. (Bot.) Any plant of the same family with the orchis; an
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     Note: The common names, such as bee orchis, fly orchis,
           butterfly orchis, etc., allude to the peculiar form
           of the flower.
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