Gnat hawk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gnat hawk (Zoöl) the European goatsucker; -- called also gnat owl.
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Usage

In literature:

It hawks over pools and fields and through gardens, decimating swarms of mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and other baneful insects.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
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