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midge (mɪdʒ)
1.  any fragile mosquito-like dipterous insect of the family Chironomidae, occurring in dancing swarms, esp near water
2.  any similar or related insect, such as the biting midge and gall midge
3.  a small or diminutive person or animal
[Old English mycge; compare Old High German mucca, Danish myg]

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