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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. Standard ed. by E.T ...

Gilbert White - 1875
...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 avast bundle almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert White - 1877
...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, and The naturalist's calendar

Gilbert White - 1879 - 470 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, with observations on ...

Gilbert White - 1880 - 475 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...has got a vast bundle, almost as large as itself, it flics away, holding it secure between its chin and its fore legs. There is a remarkable hill on the...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne: In the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1884 - 568 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 avast bundle almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With A Naturalist's Calendar & Additional ...

Gilbert White - 1887 - 366 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 A Naturalist's Calendar & Additional ...

Gilbert White - 1887 - 366 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...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton

Gilbert White - 1888 - 568 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 avast bundle almost as large as itself, it flies away, holding it secure...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne: With Observations on ...

Gilbert White - 1891 - 475 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 Complete Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - 1891
...downv stem, atid 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...shaving it bare with all the dexterity of a hoopshaver." Hoop-shaver ? but I never saw so much as a hoop-shaver ! Must see one on the first chance, only I suppose...
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