Gnat

HMS Gnat was a British River Gunboat of 625 tons displacement designed by the Yarrow company during the Great War and launched in 1915 and sunk during the Second World War. HMS Gnat was powered by Yarrow boilers providing a top speed of 14 knots. She carried a complement of between 54 and 65 and was armed with two 6 inch guns; one 3 inch anti-aircr...
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gnat

[n] - any of various small biting flies: midges 2. [n] - British usage
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Gnat

Day interceptor jet aircraft, Hawker Siddley [UK]
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Gnat

Gnat noun [ Anglo-Saxon gnæt .] 1. (Zoology) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex , undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America the...
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gnat

1. <zoology> A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito. ... 2. Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; ...
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gnat

noun any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
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Gnat

• (n.) Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc. • (n.) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the sk...
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gnat

any member of several species of small flies that bite and annoy humans. Several nonbiting insects, such as the midges, which resemble mosquitoes, ... [1 related articles]
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gnat

Type: Term Pronunciation: nat Definitions: 1. A midge; general term applied to several species of minute insects, including species of Simulium (buffalo gnat) and Hippelates (eye gnat). British authors sometimes include mosquitoes in this group, but this is not done in the U.S.
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gnat

gnat, common name for any one of a number of small, fragile-looking two-winged flies of the suborder Nematocera, order Diptera, which includes the families Tipulidae (crane flies), Bibionidae (hairflies), Ceratopogonidae (biting midges), Chironomidae (true midges), Cecidomyidae (gall midges), Simuli...
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Gnat

Gnat is a popular name for several species of insects of the genus Culex.
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gnat

Any of a group of small two-winged biting insects belonging to the mosquito family. The eggs are laid in water, where they hatch into wormlike larvae, which pass through a pupal stage (see pupa) to emerge as adults. (Family Culicidae.) Species include Culex pipiens, abundant in England; the carrier of malaria Ano...
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GNAT

GNAT is a free-software compiler for the Ada programming language which forms part of the GNU Compiler Collection. It supports all versions of the language, i.e. Ada 2012, Ada 2005, Ada 95 and Ada 83. Originally its name was an acronym that stood for ``GNU NYU Ada Translator``, but that name no longer applies. The front-end and run-time are wr...
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Gnat

A gnat t is any of many species of tiny flying insects in the Dipterid suborder Nematocera, especially those in the families Mycetophilidae, Anisopodidae and Sciaridae. In British English, the term applies particularly to Nematocerans of the family Culicidae (mosquitoes). The common gnat is the species Culex pipiens. Male gnats often assemble in l...
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