paper wasp


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paper wasp any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paper wasp (Zoöl) any wasp which makes a nest of paperlike material, as the yellow jacket.
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In literature:

Underneath the wasp's brown paper manor house, the ground is channeled into a sort of drain for the refuse of the nest.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
That long black wasp, commonly called a Jack Spaniard, builds pensile paper nests under every roof and shed.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Yet it remained for a wasp and Gottfried Keller to bring us out of the era of rag paper.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
I would go right to Mrs. Wasp, and ask her to give me a piece of paper.
"Mother Stories" by Maud Lindsay
He can now rival the wasp in the making of paper.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
But not our kind of paper; it was wasp-paper.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
There were 86 on the roof; some of them with 20 or 30 cells, and besides there was a lot of paper nests by other Wasps.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Fly and wasp traps are made by tying paper over a tumbler half-filled with water and beer or treacle.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
The wasps made paper, and the bees distilled honey.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
Describe the nests of five or more of the following: spider, honeybee, bumblebee, paper wasp, mud dauber, digger wasp.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney

In poetry:

The wandering breaths of cattle come
Towards his fastness, and the hum
From paper homes of wasps, and cries
Of bees in their refectories.
"The Watcher" by Mary Webb
An image of an aeroplane
the propeller is rashers of bacon
the wings are of reinforced lard
the tail is made of paper-clips
the pilot is a wasp
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
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:

John Hogan European paper wasps build nests in areas protected by an overhang, such as eaves and deck railings.
A gang of paper-wasps guarding their shared nest, irritated at my exposition of their habits to a bunch of students, went on the attack.
The 3-year-old had been stung by a paper wasp.
This week, we're talking paper wasps, spiders, and garden insects.
Entomologists guess about 50 percent more European Paper Wasps are buzzing around in mid-Michigan compared to previous years.
A larger-than-life paper wasp engages a water bug at the local watering hole.
Art Evans, entomologist and WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark comment on the upside of having wasps, especially paper wasps, in the garden.
Paper wasps Paper Wasp (Genus Polistes).
Teresa Cader is the author of Guests, The Paper Wasp, and History of Hurricanes (2009).
Paper wasps would be lousy poker players.
Elizabeth Tibbetts of the University of Arizona was drawn to paper wasps because of the way they establish hierarchy within the all-female colony.
Or, more precisely, European hornets and paper wasps .

In science:

WASP-31 (T eff = 6300 ± 100 K) is found to be well-aligned, with a pro jected spin-orbit angle of λ = 2.8◦ ± 3.1. A circular orbit is consistent with the data for all three systems, in agreement with their respective discovery papers.
Rossiter-McLaughlin Effect Measurements for WASP-16, WASP-25 and WASP-31
Table A149 shows that the new measurements modify the physical properties of WASP-1 only within the errorbars compared to Paper III.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
In this paper we present (Section 2) eleven unpublished transits of WASP-3b: six of them have been gathered at the IAC80 telescope and five at the UDEM 0.36m (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico).
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b
Light curves of WASP-3b analyzed in this Paper.
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b