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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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The natural history and antiquities of Selborne, with observations on ...

Gilbert White - 1853 - 342 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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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1854 - 416 pages
...along the fields." — ED. • j 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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Catalogue of British Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum, Part 1

British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology, Frederick Smith - 1855 - 252 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 the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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List of British Curculionidę, with Synonyma, Volumes 1-4

John Walton (F.L.S.) - 1856 - 46 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 the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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Homes without hands, a description of the habitations of animals

John George Wood - 1865
...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 the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals ...

John George Wood - 1866 - 651 pages
...address it strips off the pubes, running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and shaving it bare with the dexterity of a hoopshaver. When it has got a vast...flies away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore legs." After performing this part of her duty, she makes a number of cells, using the same...
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Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals ...

John George Wood - 1866 - 651 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 the dexterity of a hoopshaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies away,...
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Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals ...

John George Wood - 1866 - 632 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 the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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HOMES WITHOUT HANDS

J.G WOOD - 1866
...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 the dexterity of a hoop-shaver. When it has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flies...
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Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain, Volume 5

John Ruskin - 1875
...has a downy stem, and there's some sort of bee which strips off the down from the stalk of this pink, "running from the top to the bottom of a branch, and...it bare with all the dexterity of a hoop-shaver." Hoop-shaver ? but I never saw so much as a hoopshaver ! Must see one on the first chance, only I suppose...
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