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  • n. Alternative spelling of bumblebee.

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Examples

  • Going back to spelling, I was a bit dubious of the example given of a word with five consecutive consonants - cmrlj which is Slovenian for bumble-bee - first off, "lj" is a single letter in Slovenian and second I think the "r" is basically functioning as a vowel there.

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  • "Bow-wow!" said Toto, and ran away at a mad gallop to chase a bumble-bee.

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  • Most of the prayers are said out loud thereby avoiding the nonsensical bumble-bee hum that is to be found in many Shules there the prayers are ploughed through to get to the end.

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  • Experimental variation in polyandry affects parasite loads and fitness in a bumble-bee.

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  • And even looking at it head-on, I would say the bee orchid in the picture h is pretty clearly more of a bumble-bee orchid than a honey-bee orchid.

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  • I hope they didnt change Nimbus into a bumble-bee Transformers look alike lol … This movie is gonna be the funniest thing to watch when it comes out haha.

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  • A bumble-bee alighted and strolled on the crown of his Panama hat.

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  • He was too much exhausted to take the trouble of cutting any fern or seeking for moss, but just threw himself down under a tree, when exactly above his head he heard a great buzzing as a bumble-bee alighted on a honeysuckle branch.

    The Brown Fairy Book

  • “Where ARE your thoughts, Ephie?” she would only laugh, and answer, with a hug: “Wool-gathering, you dear old bumble-bee!”

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  • He is a merciless judge, never failing to draw the convicting line and return home with his nails full of wax like a bumble-bee.

    The Wasps

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