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  • n. Plural form of paralyser.


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  • And, of course, flying spellcasters, or spellcasting paralysers, are another order of danger again.

    Tales of Phantasia Post-Mortem

  • To the marvels of the paralysers 'talent we must add one more: their wonderful poison, the strength of which is regulated by delicate doses.

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • Her posture of attack, which is very different to that of the paralysers, is infallibly fatal to the victim.

    Social Life in the Insect World

  • On the other hand, the actions of the paralysers argue a precise search for the ganglia, at all events for the first thoracic ganglion, the most important of all.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • After the Ammophilae, the paralysers who multiply their lancet-thrusts to destroy the influence of the various nerve-centres, excepting those of the head, it seemed advisable to interrogate other insects which also are accustomed to a naked prey, vulnerable at all points save the head, but which deliver only a single thrust of the sting.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • Of the three genera of paralysers, two have allowed me to witness their surgical methods, which the third, I feel certain, will confirm.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • Modify the conditions ever so slightly; and these skilful paralysers are at an utter loss.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • The other paralysers work in the open air, in the full light of day.

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  • From what we have learnt from the other paralysers, it will be driven into the breast, to suppress the movement of the legs.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • Only the tactics of the paralysers of armour-clad insects are practicable now, for, since there is but one thrust of the dagger, the feat of surgery is reduced to its simplest terms, a necessary consequence of the difficulties of an underground operation.

    More Hunting Wasps


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