I felt a sharp sting as the blade cut.
But flies of the drone-fly kind cannot sting, and, so far as is known, are perfectly innocuous and edible.
The poison of the sting is similar to snake-poison (Calmette), and rapidly paralyses animals which are not immune to it.
The four succeeding sections, in which the ovipositor is modified into a sting (always exserted from the tip of the abdomen) and the trochanters are with few exceptions simple, form the Aculeata of Linnaeus.
He also endeavoured to take the sting out of some resolutions of the second Ritualistic Commission in 1868, and was one of the four who signed the Report with qualifications.
From the front of the head to the end of the sting, and occur in tropical India and Africa.
The sting of wasps, ants and bees is a modified ovipositor and is used for egg-laying by the fertile females, as well as for defence.
Beyond reasonable doubt, however, the writer seeks to take out the sting of the preceding passage in which Israel is devoted to utter destruction.
He had, however, acquitted himself of a debt which had long lain heavy on his conscience and he sank back into the repose from which the sting of satire had roused him.
The "stingless" bees (Trigona) of the tropics have the parts of the sting reduced and useless for piercing.
As in Syria, watered by the Orontes, an image, the lower remedy part of which was a scorpion, cured the sting of against scorpions and freed the city from snakes.
Thelyphonus and its allies, however, have a long tactile caudal flagellum, the homologue of the scorpion's sting; but its exact use is unknown.
He was followed by many of the Highland clans, always ready to draw the sword against the constituted authorities of the Lowlands; and even in the Lowlands, and especially in Edinburgh, he found adherents, who still felt the sting inflicted by the suppression of the national independence of Scotland.
He carried her about a hundred yards and then set her on her feet, slapping her backside with a sting that brought tears to her eyes.
The sting of his cool hospitality was quickly replaced with awe as she turned back to the room.
Past-Death hadn't felt the sting of reality that Wynn learned the hard way his second time around.
Before the sting of his words had time to penetrate, Justin paused, throwing a quick jab to Denton's mouth.
Besides the ordinary European scorpion, which is general in southern Europe, there is another species, the sting of which is said to be still more severe, found chiefly in the basin of the Ebro.
Following the metasoma in Limulus, we have as in Scorpio the post-anal spine - in this case not a sting, but a powerful and important organ of locomotion, serving to turn the animal over when it has fallen upon its back.
Bourne (24), the poison exuded by the sting has no injurious effect on another scorpion nor on the scorpion itself.
Fortunately the majority are of small size, and their bites are not followed by more severe effects than those from the sting of a hornet.
Who for our salvation descended from heaven, was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered by suffering under Pontius Pilate, under Herod the King, crucified, buried, descended into hell, trod down the sting of death, rose again the third day, appeared to the apostles.
The constriction of this segment and its very perfect articulation with the propodeum give great mobility to the abdomen, so that the ovipositor or sting can be used with the greatest possible accuracy and effect.
Deidre whipped the door open, ignoring the sting of her wet hair against her shoulders.
She felt panic bubble and tears sting her eyes once again.
In the bathroom she painted the little bumps, wincing as the sting burned the itch away.
The poison-glands of the sting in wasps and bees are well-known examples of these.
They have chiefly been studied in the female, and form the sting and ovipositor, organs peculiar to this sex.
They never use the sting when (as frequently happens) they attack another scorpion, because, as was ascertained by A.
Two insertions of the sting are effected and the fly is instantly paralysed by the poison so introduced into its body.
- Ovipositor or Sting of Red Ant (Myrmica rubra) Queen.
The man who is hasty and nervous in temperament, who fears an occasional sting, and resents the same by viciously killing the bee that inflicts it will rarely make a good apiarist.
But there are several subfamilies of ants whose females have the lancets of the sting useless for piercing, although the poison-glands are functional, their secretion being ejected by the insect, when occasion may arise, from the greatly enlarged reservoir, the reduced sting acting as a squirt.