rocking-horse-fly

rocking-horse-fly

wooden insect feeds on sap and sawdust. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-glass]
See: Insect
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All right,' said the Gnat: 'half way up that bush, you'll see a Rocking-horse-fly, if you look.
Alice looked up at the Rocking-horse-fly with great interest, and made up her mind that it must have been just repainted, it looked so bright and sticky; and then she went on.