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gnat

(nat),
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.
[A.S. gnaet]

gnat

(năt)
n.
Any of various tiny two-winged flies, especially those that sometimes form swarms.

gnat

(nat)
A midge; general term applied to several species of minute insects, including species of Simulium (buffalo gnat) and Hippelates (eye gnat).
[A.S. gnaet]
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Just as ODM has retreated and started reenergising itself, Ford Kenya, ANC and Wiper should think of doing the same and stop behaving like the gnat.
Under the circumstances, the airstrip that he saw was a god sent, no matter that he stepped off his Gnat as a vanquished aviator.
The two gentlemen, shown in the photograph, later retired as Air Vice Marshal and Air Commodore respectively had played their roles in warding off the squadron of Indian GNAT, manufactured by a British Aircraft Company, later replicated by Indian Aeronautics was abandoned in 1980s.
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But after the tragic death of Gnat team member Kevin Whyman - when the plane he was flying crashed near the CarFest event in Oulton Park on August 1 - the team has now withdrawn from all August events - including Skylive.
Heritage Aircraft Trust, who run the Gnat Display Team, said: "He will be greatly missed."
In a statement it said: "Kevin was a Royal Air Force-trained fast jet pilot whose enthusiasm for flying the Folland Gnat was infectious.
The 35-year-old, who was known as Kev "Jester" Whyman to his friends in the Gnat Display Team, was married and had a young daughter.
One of the Essex-based Gnat Display Team's jets had been grounded for repairs last week, forcing cancellation of a display in Scotland.
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On countless occasions I've seen deer literally out of their minds under the onslaught of a midge (gnat) or deer fly swarm attack.
One brown gnat scuttles between letters on this page; a second