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see midgemidge,
name for any of numerous minute, fragile flies in several families. The family Chironomidae consists of about 2,000 species, most of which are widely distributed. The herbivorous larvae are found in all freshwaters; the larvae of some species live in saltwater.
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In the context of business I define punkie as "of little substance": no strengths, no program, not sustainable, not certifiable, not practical, and so on.
Punkie - These flies are also called biting midges or "no-see-ums," the latter name referring to their small size.
I have been advised to enjoy, because one morning in the near future, we may wake up to frost upon the punkies.
Creo que la ocupacion ya no se ve como una cosa de punkies con cresta.
LR: "Una masa de jovenes con no pocos elementos de los denominados antisistema (cercanos a la izquierda radical y tambien simples punkies en busca de destruccion gratuita)".
EHD is transmitted by biting midges, also known as "no-see-ums" or "punkies." Outbreaks of the virus are most common in late summer and early fall.