What does the word beehive mean?

Usage examples for beehive

  1. It was no wonder that when he held out his hand to lead her down into the darkness and through winding ways to the mouth of the far- off beehive dungeon- it was no wonder, I say, that she should shrink and draw back. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  2. Immediately the whole land was as a disturbed beehive. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  3. The slopes are dotted with kraals, the blue wood- smoke curling aloft from the yellow thatch of many a beehive- shaped hut, the red- ochred forms of the inhabitants moving about- early as it is- making a not unpleasing contrast to the eye against the bright green of the pastures, though by no means pleasing to another sense, at far closer quarters. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford