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His music is pitched to those who have a gnat-like attention span, which means that the songs jump and skitter at a destabilizing pace.
Schagrin, dressed in a t-shirt and water shoes, cheerfully swatted away gnats while giving a visitor a walk-through.
Threat level: Not interested in contending at this time, but get back to us in a couple of years The Royals are a gnat that probably has better things to do, but the Indians have essentially invited it to pester them.
Captain Mike Carter reports no current in his end of the lake, above Goose Pond, plus billion of gnats.
But his response makes the protesters seem like bothersome gnats that can easily be swatted away.
BOULDER — The question marks surrounding Sefo Liufau are persistent and plentiful like gnats surrounding a bowl of overripe fruit.
Fungus gnats, the bothersome small fruit fly-size pest prefer wet, organic rich soils, so careful not to over water.
A spider web is a sprawling, ultrasensitive intelligence-gathering system, transmitting signals about where to find that ensnared gnat or whether sector 6A needs patching.
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Origin and Etymology of gnat
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of gnat for English Language Learners
: a small fly that bites people and animals
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