1. spoiled and covered with eggs and larvae of flies
    flyblown meat
    a sack of maggoty apricots
  2. blemished, especially of reputation
    a flyblown reputation
  3. foul and run-down and repulsive
    squalid living conditions
    a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
    sordid shantytowns
    a flyblown bar on the edge of town
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How To Use flyblown In A Sentence

  • The first is a Malawian who wants to escape to Britain because she's tired of striving for next-to-nothing in flyblown hospitals and looks forward to making 10 or 20 times her salary in a job with the NHS.
  • Sure, it had a certain buzz, but so does a beached flyblown whale carcass.
  • Mohammad Ali, a 20-year-old man who was squatting in the middle of a flyblown camp rolling a lump of hashish in the palm of his hand, said he could still hear the sound of the planes and the bombing in his head. Goddam hippies
  • She claimed that it was her favorite place in Guadalajara, though as far as I could judge, it wasn't anybody's favorite place anywhere: it was a flyblown dump in need of a powerwash and a new theme.
  • No, I do not have to go to the co-op, scoop it from a flyblown communal vat with a wooden spoon, put it in my reusable crock and carry it to the barter-counter with the handy hemp handle.
  • The blood around the flyblown wound was congealed but not completely dry. Tough Customer
  • For these priceless symbols of a great and proud history to reside within a flyblown tong hall in a peasant fishing village was not deemed appropriate in light of their importance. In The Shadow of The Cypress
  • Boland finishes undressing, scoops everything up and tosses it at a flyblown garbage can. The Last of Boland
  • The mounting paintings, must be careful, you must wear a white gloves, lest flyblown.
  • Van Kiet peered through the flyblown window glass, then turned back. FLOATING CITY
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