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Band-eyed Brown Horsefly
2008-08-06 18:00:57

The Band-eyed Brown Horsefly (Tabanus bromius), is a species of biting horsefly. It is on of the smaller European horsefly species, with a body length of about .59 inches. Photo Copyright and Credit

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'