They heard a frame crack stickily, saw it heaved high and twirled round between enormous hands--a blotched, bulged, and perished horror of grey wax, corrupt brood, and small drone-cells, all covered with crawling Oddities, strange to the sun.
Many sound bees had nursed on that frame, well knowing their work was useless; but the actual sight of even useless work destroyed disheartens a good worker.
The father held up the frame where the bees had experimented in circular cell-work.
That frame, too, was smashed out and thrown atop of the others and the foul earwiggy quilts.
As frame after frame followed it, the swarm beheld the upheaval, exposure, and destruction of all that had been well or ill done in every cranny of their Hive for generations past.
In spite of her immense age (three, years), it rang between the canon-like frames as a pibroch rings in a mountain pass; the fanners changed their note, and repeated it up in every gallery; and the broad-winged drones, burly and eager, ended it on one nerve-thrilling outbreak of bugles: "La Reine le veult
The Princess's first clear fearless call (Melissa had found her) rose and drummed through all the frames.
Another girl would have kept her baby out of sight, but Tony, of course, must have its picture on exhibition at the town photographer's, in a great gilt frame
She watched him as he raised the frame and jerked it down with a strong swiftness which her less powerful wrists had never been able to achieve.
I opened that hive because I wanted you to drop the frame, as my brother did, and get stung, as he was; because I thought that would drive you away, because I thought then that I didn't want you down here.
Sergey Ivanovitch had caught nothing, but he was not bored, and seemed in the most cheerful frame
A nice workman, who was famous for little curiosities, undertook to make me two chairs, with backs and frames
, of a substance not unlike ivory, and two tables, with a cabinet to put my things in.
By the frame
of the government under which we live, this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief; and have, with equal wisdom, provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals.
But instead of the door frame
his head and shoulders came in contact with the warm flesh of a pair of living legs.
They were to frame
a NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, adequate to the EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT, and OF THE UNION; and to reduce the articles of Confederation into such form as to accomplish these purposes.