Singular Swarms of Flies

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IT may interest some of your readers if I describe a sight which I saw this forenoon, which was quite new to me and apparently to all who witnessed it. After a brisk N.N.E. breeze in the morning, at about 11 a.m. it fell flat calm, the sky becoming inky black, with every sign of a heavy thunderstorm impending. Soon after, looking out of my office window at a belt of trees some hundred yards away, my eye was caught by a most singular and to me (at first) uncanny sight.

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FROUDE, R. Singular Swarms of Flies. Nature 48, 103–104 (1893) doi:10.1038/048103b0

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