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I told him you boys were over on Bumblebee hill, and how to get there.

He was forever boasting of his connection with the Bumblebee family.

This stranger is no kin either to the Bumblebee or any other Bee family.

And neither did the workers, nor any other member of the Bumblebee family.

It was true that the Bumblebee family numbered at least two hundred souls.

He had led her to the doorway of the Bumblebee family, who were all sound asleep inside their crowded house.

Of course, any member of the Bumblebee family would have known at a glance that he was not one of them.

As for the workers, there wasn't one in the Bumblebee household that was deceived by Buster's bold talk.

And instead of going straight to the fence-corner, Johnnie made at once for the Bumblebee family's front door.

So we decided to leave Mr. Black out there by himself at the bottom of Bumblebee hill until we came back later, which we did.

WORD ORIGIN

also bumble-bee, 1520s, replacing Middle English humbul-be (altered by association with Middle English bombeln "to boom, buzz," late 14c.); echoic, from PIE echoic root *kem "to hum."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUMBLEBEE

bee

nounhoney-making, stinging insect
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