from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine net or screen used to keep out mosquitoes.
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- n. A fine net placed around a bed to protect the occupant against mosquitos and the diseases carried by them
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos
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The Havel character asserts, "He who argues with a mosquito net will never dance with a goat near Podmokly."
Once in the middle of the night she heard Bill Holland get up and go out into the veranda; peering out through her mosquito net she could see him standing motionless against the stars.