working bee


noun

NZ a voluntary group doing a job for charity

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Example sentences from the Web for working bee

  • Accustomed to sip the honey, it never strikes us that perhaps its product involves in some cases the life of the working-bee.

  • It is structurally a degraded form of Working-bee, and its position socially is unenviable.

    Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
  • She was evidently at work, and was probably the mistress, since few in that "working-bee" village kept maids.

    A Bird-Lover in the West|Olive Thorne Miller