He telephoned the Archives and I was buzzed through a locked door to climb up several hundred stone steps to the Round Tower.
I had buzzed around the wiki flower for a while, and then pollinated the free-encyclopedia flower.
Black plastic sunglasses rest atop his buzzed hair, above a tanned face with sharp features.
In fact, she knew the correct answer 92 percent of the time she buzzed in during her 20-game streak.
The driver wore reflector shades, and his hair was buzzed short.
Eleven floors below her, in the foyer of the Hotel Manhattan, the after-theater crowd of visitors thronged and buzzed happily.
Ned buzzed by, picked up two of the thugs, and hauled them off to the cells.
It buzzed around the smithy and then lit on a clover blossom by the door.
Upon this last a cloud of natives and summer folk swarmed and buzzed.
While Lewis tried to write in his journal, huge brown mosquitoes, savage as the bears, bit and buzzed.
late 15c., echoic of bees and other insects. Aviation sense of "fly low and close" is by 1941 (see buzz (n.)). Related: Buzzed; buzzing. Buzz off (1914) originally meant "to ring off on the telephone," from the use of buzzers to signal a call or message on old systems. As a command, it originally would have been telling someone to get off the line.
"a busy rumour" [Rowe], 1620s (earlier "a fancy," c.1600), figurative use from buzz (v.). Literal sense of "humming sound" is from 1640s. A "buzz" was the characteristic sound of an airplane in early 20c.; hence verbal sense "to fly swiftly," by 1928; by 1940 especially in military use, "to fly low over a surface as a warning signal" (e.g. that target practice is about to begin):
The patrol aircraft shall employ the method of warning known as "buzzing" which consists of low flight by the airplane and repeated opening and closing of the throttle. [1941 Supplement to the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America," Chap. II, Corps of Engineers, War Department, p. 3434, etc. ]Meaning "pleasant sense of intoxication" first recorded 1935. The children's game of counting off with 7 or multiples of it replaced by buzz is attested from 1864 and is mentioned in "Little Women" (1868). To give (someone) a buzz (by 1922) is from the buzz that announced a call on old telephone systems.
Intoxicated, esp mildly so; tiddly: Getting a little buzzed on a second Bloody Mary (1950s+)