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act the maggot

1. To behave comically or playfully, often to amuse others. Primarily heard in Ireland. If you continue to act the maggot, you're going to have to leave the classroom. Joe never acts the maggot—he's always so serious.
2. To behave irresponsibly or immaturely, especially in an environment where it is especially inappropriate. Primarily heard in Ireland. Don't let me catch any of you kids acting the maggot at the funeral. We finally get invited to a nice dinner party and you have to go and act the maggot—what's wrong with you?
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maggot

A vile, lowly, or contemptible person. I'd rather quit my job than have to take orders from that maggot. Do your research before you level such ugly accusations, you maggot!

act the maggot

behave in a foolishly playful way. Irish informal
See also: act, maggot

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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It has been reported that the surface area of wounds can shrink 22 per cent in size a week when maggots are applied which is much faster than when conventional dressings are used.
Mrs Cooke-Griffiths said said her five-year-old daughter was afraid to sleep in her bedroom because she has nightmares about the maggots and even though she and her husband kept the place clean, two older children couldn't have friends over as it was embarrassing.
A spokesperson for Plus Dane has confirmed they were investigating the problem and that staff were removing the maggots daily.
One hypothesis suggests maggots have antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory effects on tissues.
and order maggots " It is understood that an initial search of the area above the table and on the room above found no evidence of dead animals, so the restaurant think the problem could be down to woodworm.
Initially, this may be the faecal contamination itself but the maggots will also attach to the surface of the skin causing damage.
At first they did not admit they had sold them, but when I bought some more from them and examined them on the spot, those also had the maggots," he added.
Hussain and his colleagues have been outlined in the "Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Anaesthetic Surgery," where they point out that increased awareness on the use of maggots could lead to their frequent use against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The maggots, covered by dressing, are left to work their magic for three days.
Authorities--maybe a Maggot Emergency Management Team?
MERTHYR Tydfil AA member Ian Cathrew caught 130lb of carp on sweetcorn and maggots from Wagtail Pool on his latest visit to Lower Pen y clawdd Farm at Raglan.
Experts at Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, observed in their study that the maggots applied to simulated wounds heavily infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa were left dead after 20 hours.
Since Wirral Council started collecting household waste fortnightly instead of weekly, some residents' bins have become a breeding ground for maggots.
MAGGOTS will be trialled as a medical treatment in eight hospitals across England and Wales after pioneering tests in Wales proved successful.