mosquitoes mosquitoes  /mə ˈski toʊz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals

Usage(s):

  1. I'm hiking through dense, rain-forest-like vegetation near Venezuela's central coast, shooing away mosquitoes and unsuccessfully dodging spiky palm trees.
  2. Death this summer is being spread by mosquitoes hatched in our backyard.

News

  1. Killing mosquitoes for our health

    RENO -- Local authorities are trying to make sure mosquitoes don't turn into a big health problem for the community by attacking them head on.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Reno

  2. DuPage exploring new ways to fight mosquitoes

    DuPage County apparently doesn't need 45 governmental entities battling mosquitoes to wage an effective war against the pesky insects. A task force charged with developing strategies to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus, is proposing the county explore having its nine townships oversee all of DuPage's abatement efforts.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  3. Yakima County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquitoes in two samples collected in Yakima County have tested positive for West Nile virus — almost a month earlier than in previous years. These results are the first sign that the virus is active in Washington this year.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KEPR Pasco

Quotes

  1. "As we view Geico's current opportunities, Tony and I feel like two hungry mosquitoes in a nudist camp. Juicy targets are everywhere," Buffett wrote.
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Buffett Source: Washington Post

  2. "Malaria is spread by mosquitoes," Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference - a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars. "I brought some. Here I'll let...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Bill Gates Source: FOXNews

  3. "It wasn't supposed to be this way," says Stewart. "Microsoft was supposed to be the evil one! But you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is ridding the world of mosquitoes!"
    on Apr 29, 2010 By: Jon Stewart Source: MacNN

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