from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An area proposed by the Mormons in 1849 as an independent state or a state of the Union. Deseret would have included much of the southwest United States, with a capital at Salt Lake City. Congress refused to recognize the provisional state and created the Utah Territory in 1850.
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- proper n. A state, proposed in 1849 and never recognized, which would have included most of Utah and Nevada and parts of other states.
- proper n. this sense?) Mormon name for honeybee.
The Deseret is a word taken from the Mormon’s early “Deseret Alphabet” and the word means “Honeybee”.
While this was soon scaled down to the Utah territory by the United states government, the name Deseret was retained in the form of a newspaper (the Deseret Times) and the symbol on the state's highways (the beehive).
Resettled in Utah after an epic 1,400-mile odyssey from the Midwest, the Mormons and their indomitable leader, Brigham Young, had built a new Zion, initially called Deseret, on the alkali flats around the Great Salt Lake.
We bees are nearly filling the hive called Deseret
Mormans call it the "Deseret," which they claim means "The Land of the Honey-bee."
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"Deseret" is a word from the Book of Mormon which means honeybee or beehive.
(Google "Deseret" sometime) and they'd probably be allies with gays so long as allowed to make their own tweaks to marriage definitions as well.
"Deseret" is a Book of Mormon term (Ether 2: 3) meaning "honeybee."
(CNN) – A new Deseret News/KSL poll indicates that 50 percent of Utah voters see Sen. Bob Bennett in a favorable light, with 39 percent holding an unfavorable view.
A Dan Jones and Associates poll conducted for KSL and the Deseret News released recently indicates that nearly 60 percent of the 526 GOP convention delegates questioned do not think Bennett deserved re-election.
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