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n.1.(Zool.) See Mosquito.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
It may have been an hour after the Major's departure from the Colonel's house--Sir Michael was sleeping the sleep of the just; Glorvina had arranged her black ringlets in the innumerable little bits of paper, in which it was her habit to confine them; Lady O'Dowd, too, had gone to her bed in the nuptial chamber, on the ground-floor, and had tucked her musquito curtains round her fair form, when the guard at the gates of the Commanding-Officer's compound beheld Major Dobbin, in the moonlight, rushing towards the house with a swift step and a very agitated countenance, and he passed the sentinel and went up to the windows of the Colonel's bedchamber.
Skirting along the north fork for a day or two, excessively annoyed by musquitoes and buffalo gnats, they reached, in the evening of the 17th, a small but beautiful grove, from which issued the confused notes of singing birds, the first they had heard since crossing the boundary of Missouri.
Numbers of fireflies were hovering about, and the musquitoes were very troublesome.
Guiedlines for Laboratory and Field Testing of Musquito Larvacidies; 2005.
These portraits extend what Yorta Yorta artist Lin Onus began with his celebrated 'Musquito' series (1979-82).
Well-known figures are here, such as Bennelong, Bungaree, Nanbarry, Musquito and Yemmerrawannee, who died and was buried in London in 1794.
(42) Windschuttle asserts that violence was perpetuated by Aborigines possessing a "savage spirit." (43) Aborigines, like the non-tribal (read: inauthentic) Musquito, were outlaws, stealing commodities like flour, and destroying livestock not because of starvation, but because they were common criminals.
One of them, Musquito, was a native of Sydney who had no ethnic or cultural connection to the Tasmanian people or to any territory on the island; the other, Black Tom, was a detribalised Aborigine reared since childhood in a white household in Hobart Town.
In the grey garb of a musquito, I present the Monk his outward, humble mien; while with my poison I engrave upon his breast the misery of superstition.
For instance, in the entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, a source seen with certainty by researchers, the entry on the early Aboriginal warrior, Musquito, suggests he 'was probably an Eora (Gai-Mariagal) man, born on the north shore of Port Jackson'.