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mosquito net

a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like, for keeping out mosquitoes.
Origin of mosquito net
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The heat, the stillness, the white cage of the mosquito net, the silence had become intolerable to her.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Now let's have a round of jackpots and me for my mosquito net.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • If you do come, bring your mosquito net—don't fail to do this.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • It took him a moment to realize that this was the mosquito net round his bed.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • Shortly, while the Major lay watching, he threw open the door and the Major heard him climb into bed and adjust his mosquito net.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • He covered one of his fine trees with mosquito net to keep them from it.

  • One mosquito inside a mosquito net is worth much more than two outside.

  • The mosquito net which completely covered his bed annoyed him.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for mosquito net

mosquito net

a fine curtain or net put in windows, around beds, etc, to keep mosquitoes out
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