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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a biting midge, a small flying insect that harasses people out of doors, particularly in warm weather after sunset.


Shortened no see them. (Wiktionary)



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  • The hyphens are invisible, but they still bite.

    October 19, 2008

  • I would have used hyphens, er, dashes? Anyway, excellent word.

    July 11, 2007

  • You can't see them, but they bite you nevertheless.

    July 10, 2007