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Bees and Honey

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for money. The term derives from Cockney rhyming slang: honey rhymes with money. It is sometimes shortened to bees.
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I am the bee whose wing you healed, and would like to show my gratitude in some way.
I then saw that bees were not the only representatives of the animal kingdom in the interior of this volcano.
And Thistle said he would stay and dwell with them; for he was tired of wandering alone, and thought he might live here till Lily-Bell should come, or till he was weary of the kind-hearted bees.
The bee hunter is generally some settler on the verge of the prairies; a long, lank fellow, of fever and ague complexion, acquired from living on new soil, and in a hut built of green logs.
Laying at every sob, the Wax-moth backed into a crowd of young bees, and left Melissa bewildered and annoyed.
The face of the water was blanketed with wild bees, buzzing sullenly and stinging all they found.
The bee, feeding upon its blossom, becomes intoxicated.
Take out my straw and scatter it over the little girl and the dog and the Lion," he said to the Woodman, "and the bees cannot sting them.
MENO: I should answer that bees do not differ from one another, as bees.
I have, also, reason to believe that humble-bees are indispensable to the fertilisation of the heartsease (Viola tricolor), for other bees do not visit this flower.
It is the white bees that are swarming," said Kay's old grandmother.
They can't be bees--nobody ever saw bees a mile off, you know--' and for some time she stood silent, watching one of them that was bustling about among the flowers, poking its proboscis into them, 'just as if it was a regular bee,' thought Alice.