Wall wasp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wall wasp (Zoöl) a common European solitary wasp (Odynerus parietus) which makes its nest in the crevices of walls.
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Usage

In literature:

The tomb resembled nothing so much as a mud-wasp's nest, high on a barn wall.
"The Last of the Plainsmen" by Zane Grey
Sometimes these wasps choose a brick wall instead of a sand-bank for their eggs.
"Woodside" by Caroline Hadley
That dead wasp, pinned to a card on the wall of my study, was the only thing I possessed in which Sylvia had a share.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
Sometimes the outer wall consists of several layers of this wasp-paper, which is strong and waterproof.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Miss Adelaide Cherton thinks that to find a wasp inside the only peach on the wall was most provoking.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
Now the rifles of the others rained lead against the sod walls and slugs buzzed like angry wasps through the window.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Yet, sticking pins through flies, and spearing wasps to the wall, are about the first thing a smart baby learns to do.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The clay sarcophagus on yonder barn wall shall receive another morsel of preserved meat for a ravenous wasp larva to devour.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Women are the only peaches that roll of their own accord from the wall to the wasp's nest!
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
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In poetry:

Within is emptiness: the sunlight falls
On faded journals papering its walls;
On advertisement chromos, torn with time,
Around a hearth where wasps and spiders build.--
The house is dead; meseems that night of crime
It, too, was shot and killed.
"Feud" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Wilkins , a founding board member of the National WASP WWII Museum at the Colorado City ISD Wall of Honor Ceremony.
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