• WordNet 3.6
    • n punky minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n punky A minute dipterous insect common in the Adirondack region of New York and in the Maine woods, which bites severely and is a great nuisance to travelers and sportsmen. It has not been determined entomologically, but is probably a midge of the genus Ceratopogon.
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In literature:

The first ledge would roll her bottom up, beating in her punky breast at the same time.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
He broke pieces of the punky stuff with his fingers.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Nevertheless, I knelt to feel the punky stuff under my feet.
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
I had nigh counted my earthly course run, when I caught sight of a hollow, punky tree-trunk standing high above the bank.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
You could see by the punky mill'nery and the last season's drygoods that she'd just drifted in from Mortgagehurst, New Jersey.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Many of the trees were very old, nearly lifeless, and punky at the heart; but they made an abundance of ashes.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
That would be a chariot race to what we took before we hove in sight of that punky castle.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
In the midst of the rotted, punky logs that had once formed the walls he began scraping with his feet.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Usually a dead stump of pine, spruce, or balsam, all punky on the outside, has a core very rich in resin that makes excellent kindling.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Only I don't want him to get punky, so he isn't fit to come back when his term is over.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown

In news:

As a proud sponsor of the Colin Farrell media blitz, Intermission opens on the lad's salable mug, basically sporting the same buzz-cut 'n' tats look from his punky cameo in Veronica Guerin.
Many of us had childhood crushes from the silver screen or boob tube, be it My Girl 's Vada Sultenfuss, The Wonder Years ' Winnie Cooper and of course, Punky Brewster.
6 easy steps to a punky pastel mani.
The singer, with blue and yellow streaks in her punky blond cut, is wearing only a see-thru, teal slip dress.
New tween brand Punky Princess, an online community for girls, is launching this year at Brand Licensing Europe.
The Punky Pets are a virtual band of Misfit Reject Punks, and their game is an arcade style adventure with a bonus Music feature.
High scores in the Punky Pets game unlock music samples from bands, including Vans Warped Tour bands past and present.
Ruffian Does Punky French Manicures with MAC.
Designer Vivienne Westwood has something she is even more passionate about than her punky fashion.
) never fails to catch our attention, but there was something about this punky crop, styled by Ursula Stephens, that stood above the rest.
Hardcore punk, for punky hardcores, sprayed in your face in one minute bursts, sort of like someone emptying cans of Mace in your eyes.
Soleil Moon Frye 'Punky Brewster ' launches kid-friendly entertaining guide.
The glittery, punky pop of King Tuff is better than any sugar rush, and lasts much longer.
Soleil Moon Frye 'Punky Brewster' launches kid-friendly entertaining guide.
Punky Brewster is all grown up.