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So while the industrious bees were out among the flowers, he led the drones to the hive, and took possession of the honey, destroying and laying waste the home of the kind bees; then, fearing that in their grief and anger they might harm him, Thistle flew away to seek new friends.
Here, not merely the river itself, but every rivulet flowing into it, was dammed up by communities of industrious beavers, so as to inundate the neighborhood, and make continual swamps.
The mother of the latter was the mistress of the family, and a notable housewife, and a most industrious old lady she was.
Here is one of the finest scholars, one of the most original men of genius, and one of the most industrious of the literary profession of our country, whose temporary suspension of labor, from bodily illness, drops him immediately to a level with the common objects of public charity.
Nobility of birth commonly abateth industry; and he that is not industrious, envieth him that is.
But it takes time to make a raft, even when one is as industrious and untiring as the Tin Woodman, and when night came the work was not done.
Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of them was beautiful and industrious, the other ugly and lazy.
The subject was grateful, and the industrious Weitbrecht-Rotholz in his imposing monograph[2] has been able to give a remarkable list of authorities.
Luckily Hayward's letters came seldom, and in the intervals Philip settled down again to his industrious life.
Craftsmen and industrious artisans, return to your work, your houses, your shops, where the protection of guards awaits you
He had gathered, as an industrious man always at his post, a chief share in administering the town charities, and his private charities were both minute and abundant.
Hedges of evergreen or of yellow roses bordered the broad highway and the farms showed the care of their industrious inhabitants.

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