honeycomb

Part of speech: verb

To fill with small holes or passages.

Part of speech: noun

A structure of waxen cells, made by bees to contain honey, eggs, etc.

Part of speech: noun

Anything full of small holes or cells.

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Usage examples "honeycomb":

  1. Well, Reynard knew that Bruin had a beehive full of honeycomb, and that was what he wanted; but Bruin kept so close a guard upon his honey that Master Reynard didn't know how to get away from him and get hold of the honey. - "Europa's Fairy Book", Joseph Jacobs.
  2. Now the Guinea- hens, when they had come to listen, the day before, to the apple- woman's song, had brought each of them a grain of maize in her beak, and had thrown it into her apron; so when she got up she carried it with her gathered up there, and now she had been baking some delicious little cakes on a fire of dry sticks that the river had drifted down, and Mopsa had taken a honeycomb from the rock, so that they all had a very nice breakfast. - "Mopsa the Fairy", Jean Ingelow.
  3. All the whole rout of little ones had followed her down to the water, and now they stood, as thick as bees on a honeycomb, on the bank, to watch her departure. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.