Bee bird

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bee bird (Zoöl) a bird that eats the honeybee, as the European flycatcher, and the American kingbird.
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Idioms

Birds and the bees - If a child is taught about the birds and the bees, they are taught about sex.
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Usage

In literature:

She even heard the bees humming over them and the tumult of nesting birds.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
The air was full of the song of birds and the low droning of early bees.
"The Uncalled" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Among the enemies of bees, there are included rats, mice, birds, toads, and insects.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
The king-bird pursued till, seen from the earth, he seemed no bigger than a bee dancing over the hawk's back.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It was a hot bright day, murmurous with bees and the idle, half notes of midsummer birds.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
A spider, a bumble-bee, and a poor little wanderer of a bird, were the only living things Du Chaillu saw.
"Harper's Young People, March 30, 1880" by Various
From morning till night, nor hum of bee, nor song of bird, nor voice of man, nor any sound fell on Finola's ear.
"Irish Fairy Tales" by Edmond Leamy
I know of no bird that preys upon the worker bees.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
He got the same effect from every bird and bee and butterfly that crossed his path between Marchfield and the village.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
From what source did he originally obtain the appellation "Myrtle Bee," as applied to this bird?
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
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In poetry:

The bees that round you hum,
The butterflies that woo you—
And happy, happy birds that come
And sing unto you.
"Ungathered" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
There the bees went for honey,
And the humming-birds too;
And there the pretty butterflies
And the lady-birds flew.
"Annie' Garden" by Eliza Lee Follen
And though the ruby humming-bird
Drones with the humming bee;
And every gnat and butterfly
Soars slow and fitfully;
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
"I wish I had a quiet tomb,
Beside a little rill;
Where birds, and bees, and butterflies,
Would sing upon the hill."
"I Wish I Had A Quiet Tomb" by Louisa May Alcott
Forth now 'mid glens so wild and free,
The fragrant flowers among,
Or chase the butterfly and bee,
Or list the birds' sweet song.
"Outing Song" by George Hannibal Temple
By the feet of the awful sea
Alone canst thou reach those flowers,
And sit in the shaded bowers,
Calm home of the bird and the bee.
"The Garden Of Fame" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

Raided bee hive, plundered bird feeders may be evidence of bruin.
They know everything about the birds and bees, to say nothing of blow-up dolls, and they've been watching the grownups.
Remember the birds and the bees.
In addition to charming and highly verbal and linguistic prairie dogs, other animals including bees, squid, birds, bats, monkeys, whales possess languages of varying complexity.
Prefer to pay more to make sure farm animals were treated humanely, farmworkers got their lunch breaks, bees or birds were protected by the farmer and that ranchers didn't kill predators.
The Bird and the Bee came to KUT 's Studio 1A to perform " Polite Dance Song" back in October.
Facials, bringing a whole new meaning to the birds and the bees.
Most people pray for nice weather, the birds and the bees, and anything to do with nature.
Bob Logue discusses the life cycle of mason bees at a presentation Saturday, Jan 29, at Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner.
When it comes to the birds and bees, parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.
When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.
CHICAGO — When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.
After taking on San Fran cisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city's sidewalks more hospitable to birds, bees, butterflies—and even to Homo sapiens.
As a child I somehow knew the expression had sexual connotations, but I could never understand why the birds and bees were having sex together.
There are things that Ma Cyrus may not want to know, but they remain honest and communicative about the birds and the bees.
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In science:

Examples cited in the literature are warning calls of birds and primates, the social behaviour of bees and ants and other insects, collective feeding of the young by all flock members of the Mexican Jay, or blood sharing of vampire bats (see [114] for these and many more examples).
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
Competition for a dwindling number of birds and bees is hindering pollination” (Nature 439, 380), not to mention sex education. .
Astrophysics in 2006
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