Sentence Examples

  • But flies of the drone-fly kind cannot sting, and, so far as is known, are perfectly innocuous and edible.
  • The poison of the sting is similar to snake-poison (Calmette), and rapidly paralyses animals which are not immune to it.
  • The four succeeding sections, in which the ovipositor is modified into a sting (always exserted from the tip of the abdomen) and the trochanters are with few exceptions simple, form the Aculeata of Linnaeus.
  • Beyond reasonable doubt, however, the writer seeks to take out the sting of the preceding passage in which Israel is devoted to utter destruction.
  • He had, however, acquitted himself of a debt which had long lain heavy on his conscience and he sank back into the repose from which the sting of satire had roused him.

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