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Definition of Gnatlike
1. resembling a gnat [adj] - See also: gnat
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gnatlike
Literary usage of Gnatlike
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1859)
"the gnatlike Satyrs, or as others would say, rti:: : the altar, on which lay the burnt sacrifice rf .. goat. It appears then that there is a good and '. ..."
2. Vagabonding Through Changing Germany by Harry Alverson Franck (1920)
"gnatlike men and women were everywhere toiling in the fields and only rarely ceased their labors to glance upward as we droned by overhead. ..."
3. Texas and the Gulf of Mexico by Houstoun (Matilda Charlotte) (1845)
"I suspect that there is more of outward show, than of real decorum, in all this vigorous straining after gnatlike trivialities, and I have often heard it ..."
4. Injurious Insects: How to Recognize and Control Them by Walter Collins O'Kane (1912)
"When mature, the maggot falls to the ground, spins a delicate cocoon, and remains there until the next spring, when the tiny, gnatlike adult comes out, ..."
5. Aquatic Insects in New York State by James George Needham (1903)
"Larva of Chironomus The Chironomidae are gnatlike flies of slender form, the males conspicuous for their plumose antennae. They may be distinguished from ..."
6. Handbook of Instructions for Collectors by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"... the Diptera that are gnatlike in shape and possess long antennae ; neither is the character found in the Robber-flies ..."
7. Shadow-shapes: The Journal of a Wounded Woman, October 1918-May 1919 by Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant (1920)
"I see Paris through the wrong end of the telescope, anyhow, which adds to the gnatlike effect. The hospital, in contrast, is presented always more ..."