Definition of Gnatling

1. n. A small gnat.



Definition of Gnatling

1. Noun. (poetic) A tiny gnat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gnatling

1. a little gnat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gnatling

1. A small gnat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnatling

gnathoplasties
gnathoplasty
gnathopod
gnathopodite
gnathopodites
gnathopods
gnathoschisis
gnathostatics
gnathostegite
gnathostoma
gnathostome
gnathostomes
gnathostomiasis
gnatlike
gnatling (current term)
gnatlings
gnats
gnattier
gnattiest
gnatty
gnatworm
gnatworms
gnaw at
gnaw someone's vitals
gnawable
gnawed
gnawer
gnawers

Literary usage of Gnatling

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"gnatling (nat'ling), n. ... But if some man more hardy than the rest Shall dare attack these gnatling* in their nest, At once they rise with impotence of ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"*gnatling. Very much engaged about trifles, busy doing nothing [Johnson], Goaf. A rick of corn in the straw kid up in a barn: if in the open air it is a ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia by Walter Rye, Robert Forby (1895)
"*gnatling. Very much engaged about trifles, busy doing nothing [Johnson]. Goaf. A rick of corn in the straw laid up in a barn : if in the open air it is a ..."

4. Das Tier im Spiegel der Sprache: Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Bedeutungslehre by Richard Riegler (1907)
"... Dim. gnatling, während midge geradezu „Zwerg" bedeuten kann. Ein munteres Kind nennt der Engländer midget und in analoger Weise bezeichnet der Franzose ..."

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