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  • n  any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
  • n  (British usage) mosquito

  • What the demonstrators, who have the historical memory of a gnat, don't understand is that, on the contrary, oil is why America kept its distance from the region for so long.
  • But it's worth remembering that the arguments of consultants have a half-life shorter than a gnat in this race.
  • Marine scout sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) could nail a gnat a mile away in a high wind.
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  • Astrium Selects AdaCore’s GNAT Pro and PolyORB for International Space Station
    AdaCore announced today that Astrium, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro development environment and PolyORB middleware toolset for use in the Core Ground System - CGS forms the basis to operate the Columbus laboratory, the European contribution to the International Space Station .
    June 11, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Rome rallies to beat Sand Gnats 6-3
    ROME - The Rome Braves overcame a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the eighth, then beat the Savannah Sand Gnats on Josh Elander's walkoff homer in the ninth for a 6-3 victory Sunday.
    June 10, 2013 - Savannah Morning News
  • Soggy conditions increase gnats in Iowa City - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Soggy conditions have produced a bumper crop of gnats in the Iowa City area, leaving residents with little choice but to swat the insects until conditions dry out.
    June 7, 2013 - WOI-TV Des Moines

  • Julian Peterson in USA Today
    It's sort of like that gnat that keeps on being around you. You're like, 'Man, get away. You end up trying to slap it all the time,Peterson said, slapping his arm.
  • Trent Dilfer in San Jose Mercury News
    He is the best at playing the ball in the air that I have practiced against in my 14 years,Dilfer said. "I call him Little Gnat because everywhere the ball is, he is there - picking it up off the ground, knocking it out of people's hands....
  • John Buck in Arkansas City Traveler
    He can pinpoint it,Buck said. "If there's a gnat in my glove, he'll hit it. Every once in a while, it will cut more than normal. But is that a flaw? It's hard to hit a ball going 92-93 MPH that moves the whole plate. Sometimes it goes into...

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