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Fly swatters

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Instruments used to kill insects, usually consisting of a flat piece of perforated material or wire mesh attached to a handle. Distinguished from "fly whisks," which are carried to brush away flies and may serve as a symbol of high position or authority.

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<percussive weapons>

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fly swatter


12yrs ago

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