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 Meanings and Examples of GNAT
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gnat
 n.  blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex
Classic Sentence:
1  The gnat, who was the most crafty, flew into the forest where the enemy was assembled, and hid herself beneath a leaf of the tree where the password was to be announced.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
2  When the gnat had heard that, she flew away again, and revealed everything, down to the minutest detail, to the willow-wren.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WILLOW-WREN AND THE BEAR
3  Enormous gearing, the prime motor of which is the gnat, and whose final wheel is the zodiac.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
4  Our son shall not go into an ant-hill; if you know nothing better than that, we shall give the commission to the white gnats.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE HAPPY FAMILY
5  "We have a wife for him," said the gnats.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE HAPPY FAMILY
6  All dark objects on the earth that lay towards the sun were overspread by a purple haze, against which groups of wailing gnats shone out, rising upwards and dancing about like sparks of fire.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
7  The air was free from gnats, the earth from weeds or fungi; everywhere were fruits and sweet and delightful flowers; brilliant butterflies flew hither and thither.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
8  On cool evenings, when they tried to go walking, the gnats appeared in swarms which peppered their faces and caught in their throats.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
9  When he passed through a village, the ragged brats ran joyously after him, and surrounded him like a swarm of gnats.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
Example Sentence:
1  There is a gnat bite on my hand.