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 for day fly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ephemeral \E*phem"er*al\, a.
     1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer
        than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
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     2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
        "Ephemeral popularity." --V. Knox.
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              Sentences not of ephemeral, but of eternal,
              efficacy.                             --Sir J.
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     Ephemeral fly (Zo["o]l.), one of a group of neuropterous
        insects, belonging to the genus Ephemera and many allied
        genera, which live in the adult or winged state only for a
        short time. The larv[ae] are aquatic; -- called also day
        fly and May fly.
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