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2005-04-22 08:00:00

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Heavy rain and warmer temperatures have unleashed swarms of hungry mosquitos in parts of south Georgia and northern Florida, and mosquito-control crews are gearing up for an onslaught of the bloodsucking pests in other parts of the South. Besides tormenting humans and animals with their painful, itching bites, mosquitos raise health concerns because some transmit West Nile virus and other deadly diseases. Elmer Gray, a University of Georgia entomologist in Athens, said...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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