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Willow fly


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Willow fly (Zoöl) a greenish European stone fly (Chloroperla viridis); -- called also yellow Sally.
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In literature:

The three principal Flies for AUTUMN are the little Whirling Blue, Pale Blue, and Willow Fly.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
He had cast a dry fly beneath a hollow stump beside a pool thickly bordered by a jungle of willows.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Over the pond-weed blue dragon-flies were hovering, and among the willows tits called to each other.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
The true willow-galls are the work either of these or of saw-flies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Butterfly, butterfly, alight upon the Willow Tree And if you rest not well, then fly home to me.
"More Portmanteau Plays" by Stuart Walker
This fly is therefore omitted, and the Willow-fly and the Yellow-Sally only are described.
"Old Flies in New Dresses" by Charles Edward Walker
The sounds of balls impinging on thick mitts, of willow bats cracking out hot liners or lofty flies were heard all over the diamond.
"The Rival Pitchers" by Lester Chadwick
The eggs of the adult flies are laid on the leaves of willows or other trees which overhang the water.
"Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2)" by Various

In poetry:

“Always I sit in sadness at my door,
And tidings ask from every crane that flies.
That willow slip you planted long ago
Has grown till over me its shadow lies.
"The Longing Letter" by Daniel Varoujan
Life (priest and poet say) is but a dream;
I wish no happier one than to be laid
Beneath some cool syringa's scented shade
Or wavy willow, by the running stream,
Brimful of Moral, where the Dragon Fly
Wanders as careless and content as I.
"Lines To A Dragon Fly" by Walter Savage Landor
Life (priest and poet say) is but a dream;
I wish no happier one than to be laid
Beneath a cool syringa’s scented shade,
Or wavy willow, by the running stream,
Brimful of moral, where the dragon-fly,
Wanders as careless and content as I.
"The Dragon-Fly" by Walter Savage Landor