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busy bee

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busy bee

noun phrase

The powdered form of phencyclidine, a tranquilizer used in veterinary medicine, which as a narcotic is either sniffed or smoked in a tightly rolled cigarette; angel dust: angel dust, also known as busy bee

[1970s+ Narcotics; fr the fact that a low dosage produces a buzz]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • They had a "busy bee," and made up everything in an infant's wardrobe for her.

    Bertha and Her Baptism Nehemiah Adams
  • “The busy bee” reported Archie, who was acting as signal-midshipman.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • In none of these particulars did we resemble the "busy bee."

  • It is the harvest, if not of the busy bee, at any rate of the busybody.

  • It's the born butterfly being condemned to do the work of the busy bee.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • For the world is turned upside down; cowardly is the busy bee who makes the honey, and valiant the idle drone who steals it away.

    Flemish Legends Charles de Coster
  • Then the British Beekeepers' Association will explain much of an instructive kind about the busy bee.

    Little Folks Various
  • A busy bee had momentarily alighted there, and, before leaving, the bee had pricked the tough hide of the half-breed.

  • One throws a high number, another a low one; one wins a wife who is a match for the busy bee, another gets a tiresome gnat.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Six little Indians stole honey from a hive, A busy bee got after one and then there were but five.

    Peggy Raymond's Vacation

    Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith

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