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a kind of pain

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(of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

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There are some important differences among the stinging insects.
But stinging nettles can be challenging to encounter.
To investigate, the collaborators isolated the molecular component of olive oil responsible for the stinging sensation, which they named oleocanthal.
STINGING INSECTS Wasps -including yellow jackets, baldfaced hornets and paper wasps - and bees sting to defend themselves or their colony.
If the mound is disturbed, thousands of ants will rush to its defense, stinging a person or animal hundreds of times.
Of the six `stinging tree' species known in Australia, only two are actually trees: the southern giant stinging tree (Dendrocnide excelsa) and the northern shiny-leaf stinging tree (D.
This study suggests that late summer and early autumn may be the most important period of the year for being vigilant about stinging insects.
With the start of summer comes the appearance of common stinging insects, such as bees, wasps, hornets and yellowjackets, and the various related health risks that range from irritating but relatively harmless stings to the threat of serious allergic reaction.
Insect repellents are not effective against stinging insects such as bees.
In response to any perceived threat, the bees can swarm out of the colony and attack, stinging in large numbers.
Bee geneticists speculate that a relatively small number of genes drives Africanized honeybees to their stinging frenzy.
National Pest Management Association urges caution around stinging insects during their most active season
Ventura bee keeper Bill Weinerth agreed that yellowjackets are less aggressive with humans than some stinging insects, but said that unlike honey bees, they have barbless stingers, which means they can sting repeatedly.
We are accustomed to childhood encounters with Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, yellow jackets, homets, stinging ants) as a natural consequence of children's curiosity and energetic exploration of their worlds.
The stinging device, however, doesn't deliver venom by compression alone.