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Bumblebee

Slang; a needlessly cumbersome financial statement, especially one that obscures the true financial statement. The term is most common in the context of small Christian churches and ministries.
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This splendid palace had been built by the grateful queen bee, who had summoned all the other bees in the kingdom to help her.
The consequence is numberless disputes and conflicts between them and the bee hunters: and often a party of the latter, returning, laden with rich spoil, from one of their forays, are apt to be waylaid by the native lords of the soil; their honey to be seized, their harness cut to pieces, and themselves left to find their way home the best way they can, happy to escape with no greater personal harm than a sound rib-roasting.
It takes some time for a sound bee to realize a malignant and continuous lie.
When he rose Kaa's coils were steadying him and things were bounding over the edge of the cliff--great lumps, it seemed, of clustered bees falling like plummets; but before any lump touched water the bees flew upward and the body of a dhole whirled down-stream.
The Sephalica, budding with young bees, Uprear'd its purple stem around her knees :
miself ure onur nose I kant bee of ani farder sarvis to u in that
The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, summer's in the air.
Conceding for a moment that there is any analogy between a bee, and a man in a shirt and pantaloons (which I deny), and that it is settled that the man is to learn from the bee (which I also deny), the question still remains, what is he to learn?
Now he was dead and the regiment of the Bees drew near, nor could I know how they would take this matter, for, though the Prince Umhlangana was their general, yet all the soldiers loved the king, because he had no equal in battle, and when he gave he gave with an open hand.
A quantity of dry leaves, mixed with sulphur, he lit with a spark from his flint, and he began to smoke out the bees.
Forthwith there was heard a great buzzing in the air, and a swarm of black bees came flying toward her.
Next they came to a bees'-nest in a hollow tree, and there was so much honey that it ran down the trunk; and the two brothers wanted to light a fire under the tree and kill the bees, so as to get their honey.