a type of subterranean tomb of the Mycenaean civilization consisting of a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside.
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 […]
the rearing and breeding of honeybees; apiculture. Contemporary Examples So they disguise themselves in these big white suits that are something like cross between a KKK outfit and a beekeeping suit. Mississippi Hippos, Teddy Bears, and Other Strange Beasts Scott Porch July 24, 2014 How agenda-driven reporting turned a beekeeping Florida mother of four into […]
- Bee killer
robber fly. noun another name for robber fly