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act the maggot

behave in a foolishly playful way. Irish informal
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maggot

1. n. a cigarette. (Probably a play on faggot.) Can I bum a maggot off of you?
2. n. a low and wretched person; a vile person. You maggot! Take your hands off me!
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Susceptibilities of selected accessions from the root maggot mapping population were reassessed in the 2003 field season to ensure that resistance levels were maintained between generations of host plants, and to gain insight into the mechanism of resistance to root maggot attack.
Having recently heard about maggot therapy on a television show, Mitchell urged her caregivers, including Akron-based dermatologist Eliot Mostow, to give the insects a chance.
The Loch Moat Maggot was part of the fun organised by Caerphilly Round Table back in May 1970
Doctors who found his injured hand infested with maggots had assumed that it could not be saved and required amputation.
Dr Anders Schou Andersen, who led the research, explained: "When we blocked the QS signalling pathways in the bacteria, the maggots were much better at surviving and potentially cleansing the wounds.
When Kathy Musker, of Greasby, contacted her local councillor to complain about her problem with maggots, she was told she was the only person out of the 6,600 people in her ward to complain about the issue this year.
It is claimed that because maggot therapy acts far more quickly that conventional treatments, it could also reduce treatment times and the associated costs.
The patient said: "I went with the district nurse to apply maggot therapy, using maggots conveniently encased in a special net pouch, and after five days the wound was completely clean, revealing healthy, pink tissue.
However, this patient was not undergoing MDT and these maggots had to be removed.
There does seem to be a difference among apple varieties in their susceptibility to apple maggot attack, but no specific studies are available.
A small percentage of bodies that come into our facility have maggot activity on them when they arrive.
The protagonist, Leo, finds out that his biological father is a punk rock star, and when Leo has graduated from high school he seeks him out: King Maggot, lead singer for Purge.
The news that Espitas, a restaurant in Dresden, Germany, has lines around the block for its maggot ice cream and maggot salad was no surprise to entomologist Marc Kenis from Switzerland's CABI Bioscience, a nonprofit group that works on sustainable agriculture projects.
The busty glamour girl, who has been a long-standing rival of fellow exhibitionist Jordan, just shades market leadership from a man known as Maggot.
The odds were: Marsh 4-1, Preston 5-1, Barrymore 6-1, Rodman 6-1, Bingham 7-1, Lenska 8-1, Maggot 9-2, Alam 10-1, Burns 12-1, Galloway 14-1, Chantelle 16-1.