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.
Time dragged heavily till the time of the full moon, but it passed at last, and as soon as it rose the young wife went to the pond, combed
her black hair with a golden comb
, and when she had finished, placed the comb
on the bank; then she watched the water impatiently.
As Grimaud entered he saw this comb
on the tea-table; he took it up, and as he took it he made a low bow.
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.
Not by a whole comb
," cried the young bee who had broken the cluster.
The girl's fervid temp erament intensified the essentially feminine pleasure that most women feel in the passage of the comb
through their hair, to a luxury of sensation which absorbed her in enjoyment, so serenely self-demonstrative, so drowsily deep that it did irresistibly suggest a pet cat's enjoyment under a caressing hand.
The girl's mechanically moving hand stopped, and held the comb
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.
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.
Instead of serried rows of bees sealing up every gap in the combs
and keeping the brood warm, he sees the skillful complex structures of the combs
, but no longer in their former state of purity.
For there lay The Combs
--the set of combs
, side and back, that Della had worshipped long in a Broadway window.
A BEE from Mount Hymettus, the queen of the hive, ascended to Olympus to present Jupiter some honey fresh from her combs