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  • n. Archaic form of mosquito.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See mosquito.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mosquito.


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  • Without it the people would regard the amendments “as a mere musketo bite,” he said; they wouldn’t “give a pinch of snuff for them all.”


  • The sentinel placed at the door of our chambers (for we had a few days before obtained a second, with musketo curtains to our beds), became unusually strict at this time, scarcely allowing the master of the tavern, or even the interpreter or surgeon to see us; and one day, hearing me inquire the name of some dish in French from the slave who waited at dinner, the sentinel burst into the room and drove away the poor affrighted black, saying that we were not to speak to any person.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis — Volume 2

  • "musketo-netting overcoats," when any discussion of the Quartermaster service is the subject of conversation, but I have no hesitation in asking the indorsement of my comrades to the statement that we have never found anywhere else as durable garments as those furnished us by the



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