from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Miskito.

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  • proper n. The De Havilland Mosquito, a Second World War military aircraft.


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  • The Baghdad Mosquito is a daily newsletter produced under the auspices of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq.

    March « 2009 « Blog

  • More like the mad father in Mosquito Coast, that's what kind of father!

    sourire - French Word-A-Day

  • Mosquito is a high-pitched sound "audible only to teenagers" sold by Britain's Compound Security.

    Boing Boing: May 21, 2006 - May 27, 2006 Archives

  • Other weapons in the arsenal against youth include the "Mosquito" -- an annoying high-pitched tone that adults can't hear, that shopkeepers and councils have deployed against teens and kids (and, of course, any babies that happen to be in the area), and "anti-kid steps" that are supposed to prevent the menace of kids staying in one place, talking to one another.

    Boing Boing

  • This was a shock to the editors of The Baghdad Mosquito, which is published by the Multi-National Forces (occupation) in Iraq.

    March « 2009 « Blog

  • Moss said the silencing of the Mosquito was a small victory for an organization staffed by two people.

    'Mosquito' noisemaker silenced in Chinatown after youth rights group complains

  • The device called the Mosquito emits a piercing high-pitch sound designed to drive sharp eared teenagers crazy, but it's inaudible to most people over 25.

    Mosquito Targets Teens With Audio Repellent

  • Almost 1,000 units of the device, called the Mosquito, have been sold in the United States and Canada after the product debuted last year, according to Daniel Santell, the North America importer of the device sold under the company name Kids Be Gone.

    “Weapon” Audible Only to Damn Kids and Young Adults « Skid Roche

  • I think it is called the Mosquito Shoo Off or shoot off.

    Regretsy – WTF Alchemy Request

  • From across the river in Windsor came as many as half a million cases of liquor a month, most of it either dispatched by the Bronfman brothers in sealed railroad cars bearing forged documents, or ferried over in the hundreds of small boats that made up the so-called Mosquito Fleet.



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