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" There is a sort of wild bee frequenting the garden-campion for the sake of its tomentum, which probably it turns to some purpose in the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 156
by William Bingley - 1829
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...discovered this. He says that " it is very pleasant to see with what addrefsthis insect strips offthe down, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and fore legs .f.." Sir Thomas Culkim in a letter to Mr. Marsham says, " I observed in a lock to one of...
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Amphibious animals

William Bingley - 1805
...this. He says that " it is very pleasant to sec with what address this insect strips off the down, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and...When it has got a. vast bundle, almost as large as itscjf, it flies away, holding it secure between its chin and fore legs*." Sir Thomas Cullum, in a...
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Insect Architecture

James Rennie - 1830 - 420 pages
...from the top to the bottom of the branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore-legs*." The manner in which the cells of the nest are Naturalists' Calendar, p. 109. made...
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The Natural History of Selborne: Observations on Various Parts of Nature ...

Gilbert White - 1833 - 356 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Natural History of Selbourne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1834 - 356 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1837 - 640 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver11. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it...
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The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. With The naturalist's ...

Gilbert White - 1837
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver11. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1840 - 356 pages
...business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, Tunning from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Living Age, Volume 269

1911
...bottom of a branch (of the Garden Campion) and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoop shaver; when it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as...holding it secure between its chin and forelegs." Literature and life abound with such scraps of inevitable observation, but England has not bred an...
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The Natural History of Selborne, with Its Antiquities: Naturalist's Calendar ...

Gilbert White - 1850 - 418 pages
...the business of nidification. It is very pleasant to see with what address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore legs. There is a remarkable hill on the downs near Lewes in Sussex, known by the name of Mount...
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