All is quiet and silent around us, and even the midges have gone to rest.
There were plenty of gnats and midges about, for by now—even so soon—the dew was dried.
He was waiting for the midges to bite him, before abandoning the glory of the afternoon.
There were too many brambles for comfort, and the midges were biting badly.
Clouds of midges and mosquitoes tormented him and he ached with fatigue.
Rachael began to feel that a cloud of midges were buzzing about her face.
Conclusions buzzed about Miss Ley, like midges on a summers day.
In vain you take to flight—they cleave to you like a swarm of midges.
This would be about September 1711, and the midges were in full force.
Fishing is out of the question if it be so calm that the midges are bad.