Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic tribe within the subfamily Apinae — the bumblebees.

Etymologies

Bombus +‎ -ini (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lars Jacobsen was limping on his twice-broken leg, and with him were Sundry Buyers, Tony the Greek, Bombini, and Mulligan Jacobs.

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  • Bombini hesitated and glanced back across his shoulder at the leader, whose face he could not see for bandages and who he knew could not see.

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  • The men at the capstan panted, rested, and looked on -- all save Bombini, who slunk across the deck until he stood at Murphy's shoulder.

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  • Isaac Chantz stood alone, and Bombini now showed eagerness.

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  • "'Tis a good deed -- do it, Bombini," Charles Davis encouraged.

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  • He was caught between the mill-stones, "Bombini, stick that Jew," Bert Rhine commanded.

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  • Bombini, who sets the pace and seems the leader of the foo-foo.

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  • Some genius has rigged a line to the clapper of the ship's bell on the forecastle-head and clangs it horribly in the big foo-foo crises, though Bombini can be heard censuring him severely on occasion.

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  • Jacobsen, stupid Scandinavian sailor-men; Ditman Olansen, the crank-eyed Berserk; John Hackey and Arthur Deacon, respectively hoodlum and white slaver; Shorty, the mixed-breed clown; Guido Bombini, the

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  • Guido Bombini has a respectable though untrained tenor voice, and has surprised me by a variety of selections, not only from Verdi, but from Wagner and

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