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Lexicographically close words:
gnarled; gnarly; gnash; gnashed; gnashing; gnatcatchers; gnats; gnaw; gnawed; gnaweth
  1. Long moveable claws also distinguish the singular prolegs before described[305] of another gnat (Tanypus maculatus Meig.

  2. Before I conclude this head, I must observe, that after a caterpillar or gnat has spun its cocoon, it sometimes remains for a considerable period before it incloses itself in the pupa-case, and casts off the form of a larva.

  3. Those of the gnat from white in a short time assume a shade of green, in a few hours they are entirely green, and at length become gray[191].

  4. The larva of the common gnat has two long incurved setaceous antennae, fringed with hairs at some distance from their apex, which consist only of a single joint[243].

  5. Through this opening the anterior part of the gnat then emerges.

  6. That of the grub of a gnat noticed above (Corethra crystallina) forms a kind of sharp horn or claw, terminating the body anteriorly[227].

  7. The prolegs of the larvae of a kind of gnat called by De Geer Tipula amphibia, and of Syrphus mystaceus F.

  8. The Gnat and the Lion A GNAT came and said to a Lion, "I do not in the least fear you, nor are you stronger than I am.

  9. The Gnat and the Bull A GNAT settled on the horn of a Bull, and sat there a long time.

  10. Just at that moment a Gnat settled on the head of the Elephant, and he replied, "Do you see that little buzzing insect?

  11. The Gnat thus prevailed over the Lion, and, buzzing about in a song of triumph, flew away.

  12. Not he," said Smith; "old Gnat wouldn't stick a pin in a cockroach.

  13. There'll be plenty of mosquitoes up there to sting the poor fellows; they don't want a gnat to tickle them and make them fight.

  14. You see it won't do for a little gnat of a fellow to think he is going to do what he likes on board one of Her Majesty's ships.

  15. If we caught a lot, Gnat would give them a lecture, and tell them they had been very naughty, and that they mustn't do so any more or he would be very angry with them indeed.

  16. Indeed," said Inga, laughing, "the gnat was much like your stones that seemed as big as mountains.

  17. The simple plot of the shepherd and the gnat was selected from the type of fable lore thought suitable for school-room reading.

  18. In other words, though the gnat needs wing surface in a ratio of forty-nine square feet per pound of weight, a great condor manages to sail along majestically with .

  19. Thus the area of wing surface of a gnat is forty-nine units of area to every one of weight.

  20. THE GNAT AND THE BULL |A Gnat once lit on a Bull's horn, and stayed there a long while.

  21. The larvae of a species of Agaric-Gnat (Mycetophila) live in society, and emigrate in files in a very soldier-like manner.

  22. The numerous family of Culicidae are confounded under the common names of Gnat and Mosquito; hence many mistakes will necessarily arise.

  23. At once the Gnat walks in, with no more ceremony than if she were entering her own place.

  24. As soon as the Bee arrives from her harvesting, her legs yellow with pollen, the Gnat darts forth and pursues her, keeping behind in all the turns of her wavering flight.

  25. No matter: the Gnat has accomplished what she wished to, and now she goes and squats in the sun, close to the burrow, and plans fresh deeds of darkness.

  26. She seals up the cells in which the Gnat children have feasted just as carefully as if her own grubs were in it.

  27. Let the Gnat come now, if she dare, to steal the Bee's loaves!

  28. Those of the Zebra Bee suit her very well, when the terrible Gnat has left them vacant for lack of heirs.

  29. No less suddenly the Gnat settles on the mole-hill, quite close to the entrance.

  30. Crouching in the sun, near a burrow, the Gnat waits.

  31. She has fallen into her third swoon, and the doctor thinks she is in a very critical state.

  32. This change of position is correlated with the necessity for the imago to emerge into the air; were the pupa to hang head downwards as the larva does, the gnat would perforce have to dive into the water.

  33. This indicatory gnat occurs in numerous fairy tales, and discharges the office of the fairy moon; this is the guide and messenger of the hero.

  34. In the same story it is in the form of a gnat that the guardian-fairy perches herself upon the young hero, whom his father has to recognise amongst twelve heroes that bear the greatest resemblance to one another.

  35. Believe me, there is such a thing as straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.

  36. Our Lord Himself has warned those who are devout and sincere from the error of straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.

  37. Be constantly attached to and seek always the confirmations of Bahá’u’lláh for these turn the drop into a sea and convert the gnat into an eagle.

  38. Thus shall a sorry gnat become an eagle in the fulness of his strength, and a feeble sparrow change to a royal falcon in the heights of ancient glory.

  39. The buffalo-gnat is in fact a much more annoying insect than the mosquito, and also much more frequently met with on the prairie streams.

  40. By such instruments we learn that a gnat can execute many thousand flaps of its little wings in a second of time.

  41. The reason why the hum of a gnat is shriller than that of a beetle is that the wings of the small insect vibrate more quickly than those of the larger one.

  42. If a Gnat rush into the perfidious entanglement, he is caught at once; and the more he struggles the more firmly is he bound.

  43. It may happen that a Gnat gets caught in the part already woven.

  44. THE GNAT AND THE LION A Gnat once went up to a Lion and said, "I am not in the least afraid of you: I don't even allow that you are a match for me in strength.

  45. So saying, the Gnat sounded his horn, and darted in and bit the Lion on the nose.

  46. Just then a gnat came humming by, and the Elephant said, "Do you see that wretched little buzzing insect?

  47. THE GNAT AND THE BULL A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time.

  48. If, however, we and the gnat could understand each other we should learn that even the gnat swims through the air with the same pathos, and feels within itself the flying centre of the world.

  49. A large Blue-bottle Fly, with a very light waistcoat, and a hat stuck on one side of his head, said that the Dragonflies were lovely, and that Miss Gnat was quite killing.

  50. A Gnat and a Dragonfly, with a great many of their relations, arrived about the same time with the Beetle.

  51. Truly, this, in biblical interpretation, was straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.

  52. They would find often that they are straining at a gnat and must swallow a camel.

  53. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "gnat" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    crumb; dot; drop; droplet; gnat; grain; insect; iota; jot; microbe; microorganism; minim; minutiae; mite; mote; particle; pinhead; pinpoint; point; scrap; snip; speck; tittle