A drone of voices was audible through the closed window.
He fell asleep quickly to the drone of the ceiling fan.
It came in the form of a drone who told him in her second language that information of that kind was not available.
The professor's voice continued to drone on in the background as I daydreamed about my perfect vacation.
The annoying drone emitting from that overhead light is a sure sign that the fixture needs to be replaced.
The action of the bees themselves makes this point clear, for when the season of mating is past the drone is no longer needed, the providing of winter stores taking first place in the economy of the hive.
Eric's quadcopter drone has a lot of neat features, including autopilot and an aerobatic mode.
If we let him, Michael will drone on for hours about European politics.
His new remote-controlled drone is equipped with a camera to capture stunning, aerial footage.
I was always able to tell when Peter pulled into the driveway because of the recognizable drone from his old car.
My bluetooth headphones have begun to drone intermittently when they are low on battery.
Please don't drone on and on about your new girlfriend like you always do.
The drone coming from her laptop was so annoying that I got up and moved tables.
drone of a plane drifts down.
It is believed that from the nature of the cell in which she is ovipositing, the queen derives a reflex impulse to lay the appropriate egg - fertilized in the queen or worker cell, unfertilized in the drone cell, as previously mentioned.
The modern bee-keeper, therefore, allows just so much drone comb in the hive as will produce a sufficient number of drones to ensure queen-mating, while affording to the bees the satisfaction of dwelling in a home equipped according to natural conditions, and containing all the elements necessary to bee-life.
Thus the " lazy yawning drone," as Shakespeare puts it, has a short shrift when his usefulness to the community is ended.
experiences the same pleasurable thrill as did the skeppist of old at the sight of the first drone of the year, which betokens an early swarm.
airless room, which hummed with the interminable drone of prayers.
This second drone is a frequent feature of many 16th century bagpipe illustrations.
drone brood is raised on worker cells resulting in stunted and malformed drones.
On 15 May Indonesian Special Forces members rescued the last nine hostages after locating them with a pilotless drone.
The mindless drone of people going to offices doing a job that they quite frankly hate.
The constant drone of the art for art's sake zeppelin casts a long shadow over cultural policy.
Let instruments in the same range as the vocals stab or play a continuous drone.
drone brood, larvae or sealed, from a good colony.
drone reeds are usually like the ones in clarinets - single reeds.
drone aircraft was on a reconnaissance mission, the Pentagon said.
drone on for quite awhile about studies linking more fat in the diet with better blood fats in athletes.
drone of the bombers as they approached Bath.
drone of the bees was a series of ' yelps!
I make a Renaissance version by fitting a tenor drone in a common stock with the bass drone.
The double bass drone can be of compact form with a triple bore in the lower joint or of full length for spectacular effect.
In April 2006, Iran said it shot down a U.S. surveillance drone flying over the country.
Three solid days of your steady drone as you defend an obviously fraudulent set of accounts is enough.
A continuous low drone is vocalized which simultaneously emits an extremely high-pitched tone over the top of the drone.
Okay, I'm not gonna drone on during this time of gravity and deep moral malaise.
You also have the drone bee that doesn't do anything except fertilize the young queens.
The drone's sole function is to mate with virgin queens (from which act he dies ).
The drone reeds are usually like the ones in clarinets - single reeds.
Attached to drone end are various colored ribbons, one for each of the weddings I have played at.
Sorry to drone on and not to show you any pictures, but it is all seeming a bit surreal at the moment.
Still, a hangover takes my mind off the drone drone drone of Grampa Dan's big send-off.
sound the air raid siren, there's an evil drone on the horizon, Red Tape are mounting the attack!
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
You also have the drone bee that does n't do anything except fertilize the young queens.
The drone 's sole function is to mate with virgin queens (from which act he dies).
Still, a hangover takes my mind off the drone drone drone of Grampa Dan 's big send-off.
Sound the air raid siren, there 's an evil drone on the horizon, Red Tape are mounting the attack !
She is blind to Miss Drone 's tremulous smile of pretense that she has chosen to be a wallflower.
The monitors flicked off and the drone of the aircon whirred down to silence.
While adults may find the drone of constantly bad days and self-centered escapades, kids often find "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" a story that they can relate to.
Each leader has a point where he must start and is given one drone to begin with.
When all the zones have a drone, then players can add additional drones until each of the 30 drones they have been given are used up.
Ever listen to someone drone on wishing that they'd just get to the point?
It lies on the small river Drone, a tributary of the Rother, in a busy industrial district in which are numerous coal-mines, and there are iron foundries and manufactures of tools and other iron and steel goods.
a, male (drone); b, queen; c, worker.
Weismann, however, doubts these conclusions, and having found a spermaster in every one of the eggs that he examined from workercells, and in only one out of 272 eggs taken from drone-cells, he supports Dzierzon's view, explaining the single exception mentioned above as a mistake of the queen, she having laid inadvertently this single fertilized egg in a drone instead of in a worker cell.
a, Worker; b, queen; c, drone.
R.P. Ã¢We have had drone layers at the teaching apiary & one of our teachers made sure we all saw itÃ¢ .
Without the eerie drone of the song and the marriage of word and music, the lyric seems a mere doodle.
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