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  • n. Plural form of honeycomb.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of honeycomb.


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  • Protect the rich stalls of their honeycombs from the scaly

    A Place for the Bees

  • That ubiquitous denizen of the Great Plains, the gopher, honeycombs the earth, and the French word for 'honeycomb' is gaufre.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • This arrangement is referred to as "hexagonal closest packing;" something often seen in honeycombs or oranges stacked at a fruit stand.

    Matt J. Rossano: Are Infinities More Scientific Than God?

  • We discovered your gift by accident, years ago — you could not have been more than nine — when you chased a little blue butterfly in the clover between the rows of my hives while I checked the humming honeycombs.

    The light that draws the flower

  • According to their fans, these members of the Swedish intelligentsia are telling a deeper truth about Swedish society that, to the naked eye, looks placid and egalitarian but conceals something uglier—xenophobia, misogyny the Swedish title of Lars son's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is "Men Who Hate Women" and subterranean fascists—that honeycombs the structures of power.

    Tattooed by Politics

  • From the outside, honeycombs of amber and limestone embrace the building.

    Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: A Monument of Tolerance in the Heart of Dubai

  • For no reason at all bruises that look like honeycombs will take up residence for months on my shoulders and back.

    My Body has a Mind of it's Own

  • They would be taken in the night and sent into honeycombs of entryways and get lost in back rooms.


  • (Or at least put enough gloss on them that your grandmother probably whipped up in her kitchen using pig afterbirth and honeycombs, to create the illusion of lip-crying.) 11.

    Little people, big deal

  • Maybe because this visit is so disorienting, I find myself vividly remembering scenes from my childhood: The brown prickly-cheeked uncles from Léogane in their white linen suits, who smelled of tobacco and aftershave, bearing jars of vanilla extract, honeycombs and peaches marinated in rum.

    Joel Dreyfuss: Lost in Port-au-Prince


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