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Stinger  n.  One who, or that which, stings. "Professor E. Forbes states that only a small minority of the medusae of our seas are stingers."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Stinger" Quotes from Famous Books



... yards from it, we jumped two bucks. We killed both of them, each getting one. Just about then, we began to think things were coming our way. We drew the deer, and in hanging them upon a small oak tree, I pressed a yellow-jacket with the middle finger of my right hand. Before I got the stinger out, my upper lip swelled up to enormous proportions, and both my eyes were swollen shut. Chauvin looked at me with open-eyed and open-mouthed astonishment. In a characteristic tone, native to him, he remarked, "If I hadn't ...
— Out of Doors—California and Oregon • J. A. Graves

... assignment; I wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings." He chuckled. "I'm afraid, though, that the last paragraph in this report has a sort of stinger in it." ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... encouraging, because, as a rule, the smaller the foe, the deadlier, and the only creature that really affects the whole mosquito nation is apparently a small red parasite that became more and more numerous as the season wore on. It appeared in red lumps on the bill and various parts of the stinger's body, and the victim became very sluggish. Specimens sent to Dr. L. 0. Howard, the authority on mosquitoes, elicited the information that it was a fungus, probably new to science. But evidently it is deadly to the Culex. More power ...
— The Arctic Prairies • Ernest Thompson Seton

... bad case of bee bite with me at the wrong end of the stinger. Still, I was just mulish enough to stick around. I had nearly three hours left before I'd have to listen to the major's mirthsome cackle, and I might as well spend part of it thinkin' up fool schemes. So I walks around ...
— Torchy and Vee • Sewell Ford

... may be taken in the hand without danger, for she never stings by design, except when conflicting with another Queen; and yet she has a stinger at least one third longer, but more feeble than ...
— A Manual or an Easy Method of Managing Bees • John M. Weeks

... which he had thrust a large needle which protruded, an inch-long bayonet, in front of Ponto's nose. As the grader swept back, horses straining, harness creaking and a billow of dark earth rolling before the knife, Ponto, fully equipped with this stinger, raced madly alongside, a friend to every man, but not unlike some people, one whose friendship was of all ...
— The Brown Mouse • Herbert Quick

... for Captain Puffin: he had thought it likely that he would say just that, and had got a stinger for him. ...
— Miss Mapp • Edward Frederic Benson

... Shall I come for you in my brand new car? I've invested in an inexpensive Stinger runabout. May I drive you down? It won't take much longer than by train. And it ...
— Athalie • Robert W. Chambers

... climbed, half swam upward, detouring swiftly once to avoid the darting attack of a rock hornet, harmless as soon as they moved out of the reach of its questing stinger, for it was anchored for its short life to the rough hollow in ...
— Star Born • Andre Norton



Words linked to "Stinger" :   revilement, sting, surface-to-air missile, brandy, abuse, contumely, cut, organ, insult, aculeus, vilification, creme de menthe, heat-seeking missile



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