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He must be a dull man who can examine the exquisite structure of a comb, so beautifully adapted to its end, without enthusiastic admiration.
The Melipona itself is intermediate in structure between the hive and humble bee, but more nearly related to the latter: it forms a nearly regular waxen comb of cylindrical cells, in which the young are hatched, and, in addition, some large cells of wax for holding honey.
Reflecting on this case, it occurred to me that if the Melipona had made its spheres at some given distance from each other, and had made them of equal sizes and had arranged them symmetrically in a double layer, the resulting structure would probably have been as perfect as the comb of the hive-bee.
said Levin, watching a slender tress at the back of her round little head that was continually hidden when she passed the comb through the front.
Who is this wretch who takes my comb and puts it in his pocket?
Grimaud drew the comb from his pocket and passing his fingers over the largest teeth, pronounced this one word, "Pointed.
A pale, damp, creased thing hoisted itself feebly on to the comb.
The lines ended in a maze of sticky webbing on the face of the comb.
Her eyes suddenly flashed, her hand suddenly shook the comb at me, in a burst of jealous rage.
He held in for a spell, walking up and down the comb of the roof and shaking his head and muttering to himself; but his feelings got the upper hand of him, presently, and he broke loose and cussed himself black in the face.
He just had strength enough to crawl up on to the comb and lean his back agin the chimbly, and then he collected his impressions and begun to free his mind.
Another one was a young lady with her hair all combed up straight to the top of her head, and knotted there in front of a comb like a chair-back, and she was crying into a handkerchief and had a dead bird laying on its back in her other hand with its heels up, and underneath the picture it said "I Shall Never Hear Thy Sweet Chirrup More Alas.