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scuffed knees


(another) detail, side cutting pliers, found ca 2010, Cambridge

Bees knees come to mind —
The pollen basket or corbicula is part of the tibia on the hind legs of certain species of bees. They use the structure in harvesting pollen and returning it to the nest or hive.

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10 June 2014

apiary; hardware; iron; knees; pliers; pollen; rust