Some or all of the anthers become twisted so that insects in probing for honey will touch the anthers with one side of their head and the capitate stigma with the other.
She nibbled on her lower lip and stared at the papers in her hand, avoiding his probing gaze.
He focused his attention on the coffee in his cup, swirling it while he avoided her probing gaze.
A large bee in probing for honey comes in contact with the end of the short arm of the lever and causes the longer arm to descend and the pollen is deposited on the back of the insect (fig.
He was only quite at ease when having poured several glasses of wine mechanically into his large mouth he felt a pleasant warmth in his body, an amiability toward all his fellows, and a readiness to respond superficially to every idea without probing it deeply.
Prince Andrew remembered nothing more: he lost consciousness from the terrible pain of being lifted onto the stretcher, the jolting while being moved, and the probing of his wound at the dressing station.
He nodded, the topaz eyes probing hers suspiciously.
Thus the bill becomes a most delicate organ of sensation, and by its means the bird, while probing for food, is at once able to distinguish the nature of the objects it encounters, though these are wholly out of sight.
She met his gaze, her stomach tense as she steeled herself against the response to her next probing question.
His face was sober, the blue eyes probing her mind again.