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- n. Plural form of horse-stinger.
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Little wonder then that people thought they would sting and called them "horse-stingers".
'A fine rout, indeed, you chicken, 'said Reginald;' I know a fellow who ate up five horse-stingers one morning before breakfast. '
We saw to-day abundance of insects, particularly butterflies and horse-stingers.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time