Gadfly petrel(Zoöl.), one of several small petrels of the genus Oestrelata.

(Gadhel"ic) a. [See Gaelic.] Of or pertaining to that division of the Celtic languages, which includes the Irish, Gaelic, and Manx. J. Peile.

(Gad"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, the cod (Gadus); — applied to an acid obtained from cod-liver oil, viz., gadic acid.

(Gad`i*ta`ni*an) a. [L. Gaditanus, fr. Gades Cadiz.] Of or relating to Cadiz, in Spain. n. A native or inhabitant of Cadiz.

(Gad"ling) n. [Gad, n. + - ling.] (Mediæval Armor) [R.] See Gad, n., 4.

(Gad"ling), a. [See Gad, v. i.] Gadding about. [Obs.]

(Gad"ling), n. A roving vagabond. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

(Gadman) n. A gadsman.

(Ga"doid) a. [NL. gadus cod + -oid: cf. F. gadoïde gadoid, Gr. a sort of fish, F. gade.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidæ) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake.n. One of the Gadidæ. [Written also gadid.]

(Gad`o*lin"i*a) n. [NL. See Gadolinite.] (Chem.) A rare earth, regarded by some as an oxide of the supposed element gadolinium, by others as only a mixture of the oxides of yttrium, erbium, ytterbium, etc.

(Gad`o*lin"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to or containing gadolinium.

(Gad"o*lin*ite) n. [Named after Gadolin, a Russian chemist.] (Min.) A mineral of a nearly black color and vitreous luster, and consisting principally of the silicates of yttrium, cerium, and iron.

(Gad`o*lin"i*um) n. [NL. See Gadolinite.] (Chem.) A supposed rare metallic element, with a characteristic spectrum, found associated with yttrium and other rare metals. Its individuality and properties have not yet been determined.

(Gads"man) n. One who uses a gad or goad in driving.

(Gad"u*in) n.[NL. gadus codfish.] (Chem.) A yellow or brown amorphous substance, of indifferent nature, found in cod-liver oil.

(Gad"dish) a. Disposed to gad.Gad"dish*nes, n. "Gaddishness and folly." Abp. Leighton.

(Gade) n. [Cf. Cod the fish.] (Zoöl.) (a) A small British fish (Motella argenteola) of the Cod family. (b) A pike, so called at Moray Firth; — called also gead. [Prov. Eng.]

(Gad"er*e Gad"re) v. t. & i. To gather. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Gad"fly`) n.; pl. Gadflies [Gad + fly.] (Zoöl.) Any dipterous insect of the genus Oestrus, and allied genera of botflies.

The sheep gadfly (Oestrus ovis) deposits its young in the nostrils of sheep, and the larvæ develop in the frontal sinuses. The common species which infests cattle (Hypoderma bovis) deposits its eggs upon or in the skin where the larvæ or bots live and produce sores called wormels. The gadflies of the horse produce the intestinal parasites called bots. See Botfly, and Bots. The true horseflies are often erroneously called gadflies, and the true gadflies are sometimes incorrectly called breeze flies.

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