mosquito net

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mosquito net

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mosquito net (plural mosquito nets)

  1. A fine net, placed around a bed, in a window opening, etc., to provide protection against mosquitoes and other insects, and the diseases carried by them.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 127:
      Child-trouble widened her brown eyes as she turned them on the shrouded figure stiffly outlined by the sheet, now partly screened by the mosquito-net.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 505:
      In the room the mosquito net was down, ghost-grey in the falling light.

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