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English Dictionary: mosquitoes by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mosquito \Mos*qui"to\, n.; pl. {Mosquitoes}. [Sp. mosquito, fr.
      moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[94]l.)
      Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and
      allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing,
      within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike
      organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals
      to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many
      persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some
      pain. The larv[91] and pup[91], called wigglers, are aquatic.
      [Written also {musquito}.]
      {Mosquito bar}, {Mosquito net}, a net or curtain for
            excluding mosquitoes, -- used for beds and windows.
      {Mosquito fleet}, a fleet of small vessels.
      {Mosquito hawk} (Zo[94]l.), a dragon fly; -- so called
            because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes.
      {Mosquito netting}, a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for
            making mosquito bars.
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