from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A veil or netting worn over the head to protect the face from the attacks of bees while removing honey from a hive or working about it. It is worn over the hat and tucked under the coat, or drawn over a light metal frame which covers the head and rests on the shoulders.
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One afternoon he heard a great humming of the bees in the orchard, and, thinking they were swarming, put on his bee-veil and went to investigate.