Humming-bird moth
Humming Hum"ming, n. A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a hum. [1913 Webster]

{Hummingale}, lively or strong ale. --Dryden.

{Humming-bird moth} (Zo["o]l.), a hawk moth. See {Hawk moth}, under {Hawk}, the bird. [1913 Webster]


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