Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A boys’ game in which the players roll themselves up and are then pretended to be carried to market by others as honey, the amusement consisting in the difficulty of continuing in the required position.

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Examples

  • They're manipulation honey-pots just waiting to be used.

    Short Story: "Motivation"

  • (It would be both inappropriate and superfluous, to go into greater detail about the honey-pots!)

    Moosburg Online: (Oral history: Livingston)

  • But the things I remember best about England, were the honey-pots!

    Moosburg Online: (Oral history: Livingston)

  • Hungry and ragged, he wandered from one place and profession to another, and regretted the honey-pots at Clermont, and the comfortable soup and bouilli at home.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Some of these planks did young Cartouche remove; and having descended by means of a rope, tied a couple of others to the neck of the honey-pots, climbed back again, and drew up his prey in safety.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • The president of the college put aside his honey-pots in an apartment within his own; to which, except by the one door which led into the room which his reverence usually occupied, there was no outlet.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Cartouche, as usual, was fixed upon; and in the tick of his bed, lo! there were found a couple of empty honey-pots!

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • The merchant was touched by his case; and forgetting the nightcaps, the honey-pots, and the rags and dirt of little Louis, took him to his arms, and kissed and hugged him with the tenderest affection.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • There was a table spread with what looked like a splendid luncheon in this great cave, and chairs were set round, but Jack and the boy-king felt no inclination to eat anything, though they were hungry, for a whole nation of ants were creeping up the honey-pots.

    Mopsa the Fairy

  • The wheels ran against boulders, grated off with indignant "chuckering" of axle-boxes, hobbled over stumps and plowed through "honey-pots" of mud.

    The Rainy Day Railroad War

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