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  • v. Present participle of hive.

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Examples

  • Someone mentioned to us that this was a form of 'hiving' - a social phenomenon that we didn't know had a name. "

    The Tech - MIT's Student Newspaper

  • (I'm not well-up on the 'hiving' habits of wasps.)

    Irish Blogs

  • "Your speaking of blowing horns," said Mr. Clifford, laughing, "recalls a hiving experience that occurred seventy years ago.

    Nature's Serial Story

  • It is not a question of thinking of a figure of people, assuming an average wage, and then booking a figure for the month at that price, hiving off other costs as within the existing structures, or covered by some sort of “legacy”.

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  • By hiving off Sky News into a curious spinoff company with a 10-year guarantee of Murdoch cashflow, the problem was solved to the satisfaction of all concerned.

    Media plurality: The law and its loopholes | Editorial

  • Some of the alternatives HP is exploring for its PC unit include hiving off the business into a separate company through a spin-off or sale.

    HP PC review 'to be finished in eight to 12 weeks'

  • But Bankia's IPO is seen as the litmus test of whether investors believe hiving off toxic assets will get the savings banks out of the woods.

    'Bad' Bank is Good Fix for Spain's Cajas

  • Liberal Democrat policies are for decentralisation and democratisation of public services, not hiving them all off to whichever private companies want to run and shape them for profit, with the inevitable loss of democratic involvement and accountability.

    Letters: Private profit and public debts

  • The panel of ministers, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee , will also discuss Air India's financial turnaround plan, which includes reworking its network, increasing its fleet size, restructuring debt, hiving off businesses into separate units and diverting excess workforce to the new units, the official said.

    Ministerial Panel to Discuss Air India Dreamliner Order in Week to Oct. 22

  • They're embracing kleptocapitalism – investing bugger-all in industry, hiving it all off for themselves, and blaming "the crisis", until the whole world's workforce will be uniformly paid flumpence an hour.

    I have a bad dream…

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