from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any hornet or other wasp which builds a papery nest.
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Meanwhile a great black and white paper-hornet has seen his opportunity, and is soon slyly approaching behind the sipper.
But a big black paper-hornet has suddenly seen an attraction hither also, and is soon creeping stealthily among the blossoms with a wild and hungry look.