Definition of Gnats
1. Noun. (plural of gnat) ¹
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Definition of Gnats
1. gnat [n] - See also: gnat
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Literary usage of Gnats
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"Various kinds of gnats and of flies are therefore the insects belonging to this order. The proboscis or sucker, wherewith they take their food, ..."
2. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1917)
"gnats or Mosq., 220,1900. Culex mosquito Giles, Handb. gnats or Mosq., 224, 1900. Culex inexorabilis Giles, Handb. gnats or Mosq., 264, 1900. ..."
3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"To the family Simuliidae belong the tiny bloodsucking flies commonly called buffalo gnats, black flies, sand flies and turkey gnats. ..."
4. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"In addition to this suffering, there was such a multitude of gnats that however I labored to destroy them, I was covered with them; the bed, the table, ..."
5. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1880)
"Our common gnats, Culex pipiens, which swarm in great numbers on midsummer evenings in damp lowlands, in meadows, on the banks of ponds and rivers; ..."
6. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"These insects, known as black flies, sand flies or buffalo gnats, are small, stout, hump-backed, biting flies with broad wings and rather short legs which ..."