having a red and swollen appearance:
1920s flappers with bee-stung lips.
He was mollified and won by the big, gentle eyes and that bee-stung upper lip.
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes
As though she had been bee-stung, Mittie May flung up her head.
Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
As though he had been bee-stung the little man pivoted on his heels.
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
She comes out of it with a violent start, as though she had just been bee-stung.
Cobb’s Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
(of the lips) pouting and sensuous
a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines. Historical Examples And by this beeswing, Mr. Bosky, we guess Uncle Timothy is butler too. Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 1 (of 2) George Daniel But beeswing was a bred stock-horse, she knew the game and loved it. A Tramp’s Notebook […]
- Bee tree
a hollow tree used by wild bees as a hive, especially the basswood or American linden. Historical Examples The switching of the brush against the elk’s dun sides startled the little black bear, who was still riffling his bee tree. The Trail Book Mary Austin When I first catch sight of a bee tree I […]
- Bee’s knees
any hymenopterous insect of the superfamily Apoidea, including social and solitary species of several families, as the bumblebees, honeybees, etc. the common honeybee, Apis mellifera. a community social gathering in order to perform some task, engage in a contest, etc.: a sewing bee; a spelling bee; a husking bee. have a bee in one’s bonnet, […]
noun the Beeb, an informal name for BBC Contemporary Examples The beeb flubbed a pedophilia story with a case of mistaken identity. BBC Critics Cry Witch Hunt in Newsnight Child-Abuse Report Peter Jukes November 13, 2012 n. colloquial shortening of B.B.C., attested from 1967.