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mosquito netting

netting used in the making of mosquito nets.
Origin of mosquito netting
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Perhaps it was a Utopian form of fire alarm, and we were doomed to cremation in our mosquito-netting unless we roused ourselves.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • She got up, and he held up the mosquito-netting for her to pass.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • He ate no supper, but sat smoking through the mosquito-netting, gazing pensively at the starry heavens.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • She opened her startled eyes to see Jim the blood-hound at the foot of the bed, jerking the mosquito-netting.

    The Cursed Patois Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • "Doesn't your pen get stuck in it—it must be like writing on mosquito-netting," said Father.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • Then she sat on a chair near the child's bed, and put her face down again in the mosquito-netting.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • The simplest thing is a square yard of mosquito-netting thrown over the head, and tucked in well.

    How to Camp Out John M. Gould
  • The coachman turned with a dignified gesture, if one can look dignified in a shirt thin as mosquito-netting.

  • The second floor and attic, both filled with single beds covered with mosquito-netting, were the girls' dormitories.

  • Then a body struck the screen of mosquito-netting, and he heard the rotten fiber rip.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville

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