Honey-bag

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Honey-bag (Zoöl) The receptacle for honey in a honeybee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n honey-bag An enlargement of the alimentary canal of the bee in which it carries its load of honey. This enlargement is in the esophagus or gullet, and corresponds to the sucking-stomach or crop of other Hymenoptera and of Lepidoptera and Diptera. In it the bee stores the honey gathered from flowers, which it disgorges into the cells of the honeycomb. Also called honey-stomach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Honey-bag an enlargement of the alimentary canal of the bee in which it carries its load of honey
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.

Usage

In literature:

Steal honey-bags for him from the bumble-bees, and with the wings of painted butterflies fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.
"Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" by E. Nesbit
There were a few biscuits in her traveling-bag, and she remembered that she had been presented with a small jar of California honey at San Jose.
"Tales of Trail and Town" by Bret Harte
Virgil says bees bear gravel stones as ballast, but their only ballast is their honey bag.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
HOMEWARE: A honey-bag is hung up and we have them about us.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
She laid the trinkets on the pillow beside Honey-Sweet and stitched away on the bag.
"Honey-Sweet" by Edna Turpin
For when the bees are intending to swarm, they fill their honey-bags to their utmost capacity.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
As all labor devolves on the workers, they are provided with a sack, or bag, for honey.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
When they obtain it, they come back, hold their mouths to that of the honey-bag ant, and force the honey into its body.
"Harper's Young People, June 15, 1880" by Various
Here is supper, with a bed, and a warm welcome for the good little creature Honey-bag the bee told us about.
"Lulu's Library, Volume II" by Louisa M. Alcott
Tek dat bag an' go count yo' riches, honey.
"Three Little Women" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Where are our honey-cups and pollen-bags?
"The Sun's Babies" by Edith Howes
The nectar they carry in their "honey-bags" and change it into honey.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
From those two deer I drew three skins and made a bag of each, and in them gathered up all the honey.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians" by Woislav M. Petrovitch
Virgil says bees bear gravel stones as ballast, but their only ballast is their honey-bag.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
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In poetry:

My cart it is upsets you! but in that cart behind
There's no dirt or rubbish, no bags of gold or wind!
There's potatoes there, and wine, and corn, and mustard-seed,
And a good can of milk, and some honey too, indeed!
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald

In news:

Packing Pro strikes me as not even worth a bag of complimentary honey roasted peanuts.
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