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Maggot
Maggots
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Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Maggot
Maggot, Maggoty. Whimsical, full of whims and fancies. Fancy tunes used to be called maggots, hence we have “Barker’s maggots,” “Cary’s maggots,” “Draper’s maggots,” etc. (Dancing Master, 1721.)When the maggot bites. When the fancy takes us. Swift tells us that it was the opinion of certain virtuosi
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Maggot
MAGGOT Soft-bodied, legless grub that is the intermediate stage of some insects (Job 25:6; Isa. 14:11). The term always occurs in parallel with worm and serves to highlight human mortality. See Insects.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MAGGOT
MAGGOT [רִמָּהrimmah; σῆψις sēpsis]. WORM-like larvae of flies, used literally and figuratively to describe decay and death (Job 25:6; Isa 14:11; Hos 5:12; Sir 10:11).
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Fly
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