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#209556 - 02/13/13 02:33 PM Gnat and gnaw
BranShea Offline
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What 's the difference between a gnat and a rodent?

"Middle English, from Old English gnĉtt; akin to Old English gnagan to gnaw first known use: before 12th century"

Do gnats have teeth?

"The gnatte is a litil fflye, and hatte culex..he soukeŝ blood and haŝ in his mouŝ a pipe, as hit were a pricke..And is a-countid a-mong volatiles..and greueŝ slepinge men wiŝ noyse & wiŝ bytinge and wakeŝ hem of here reste. [John of Trevisa, transl. of Bartholomew de Glanville's "De proprietatibus rerum," 1398]"

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#209559 - 02/13/13 05:49 PM Re: Gnat and gnaw [Re: BranShea]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
What have gnats and rodents in common?

"Middle English, from Old English gnĉtt; akin to Old English gnagan to gnaw first known use: before 12th century"

Do gnats have jaws and teeth? What 's being gnawed?

"The gnatte is a litil fflye, and hatte culex..he soukeŝ blood and haŝ in his mouŝ a pipe, as hit were a pricke..And is a-countid a-mong volatiles..and greueŝ slepinge men wiŝ noyse & wiŝ bytinge and wakeŝ hem of here reste. [John of Trevisa, transl. of Bartholomew de Glanville's "De proprietatibus rerum," 1398]"

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#209562 - 02/13/13 09:02 PM Re: Gnat and gnaw [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
What 's being gnawed?


My flesh last time I was around gnats!
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#209566 - 02/14/13 09:28 AM Re: Gnat and gnaw [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
BranShea Offline
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Could the gnatte be that very tiny mean thing that only appears by the millions at dusk?

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#209568 - 02/14/13 11:04 AM Re: Gnat and gnaw [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
Originally Posted By: BranShea
What 's being gnawed?


My flesh last time I was around gnats!



Like running into them when mowing the lawn.
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