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 Bee.Bees. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bee-line.
 
The line that a bee, takes in making for the hive; the shortest distance between two given points.   1
        “Our footmarks, seen afterwards, showed thàt we had steered a bee-line to the brig.”—Kane: Arctic Explorations, vol. i. chap. xvii. p. 198.
 


 Bee.Bees. 

 
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