n. blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex
There is a gnat bite on my hand.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
Flies, mosquitoes and gnats hovered in droning, singing swarms over the wards, tormenting the men to curses and weak sobs; and Scarlett, scratching her own mosquito bites, swung palmetto fans until her shoulders ached and she wished that all the men were dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context