an artillery shell that ejects thousands of naillike metal projectiles on exploding.
- Beehive state
Utah (used as a nickname). Contemporary Examples The Beehive State is attracting lots of investment, finishing seventh for Access to Capital. South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business CNBC July 8, 2013
- Beehive tomb
a type of subterranean tomb of the Mycenaean civilization consisting of a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside. Historical Examples Men came to this beehive tomb in the old days of Mycenae, down a long passage with a high stone wall on either side. Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae Jennie Hall
- Bee in one’s bonnet
bee in one’s bonnet A chronic preoccupation, often fanciful or eccentric: “My cousin has a bee in his bonnet about the rudeness of local cabdrivers; he’s written four letters to the editor on the subject.” noun phrase A particular idea or notion, esp a fantastic or eccentric one; obsession: He’s got a bee in his […]
a person who raises honeybees; apiculturist. Contemporary Examples Burt called on his beekeeper pal, who scooped up the bees from the fencepost with his bare hands, and dumped them into a hive. Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz on the Doc ‘Burt’s Buzz,’ and Losing Millions Marlow Stern September 10, 2013 When his grandfather died, he […]