honeycomb

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v honeycomb make full of cavities, like a honeycomb
    • v honeycomb penetrate thoroughly and into every part "the revolutionaries honeycombed the organization"
    • v honeycomb carve a honeycomb pattern into "The cliffs were honeycombed"
    • n honeycomb a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees
    • n honeycomb a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each honeycomb in Honeycomb cereal has seven holes
    • Honeycomb A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs.
    • Honeycomb Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Fine turkey" and "honeycomb" are terms used for different qualities and textures of sponges.
    • n honeycomb A structure of wax of a firm texture, consisting of hexagonal cells with concave bottoms ranged side by side, formed by bees for the reception of honey and of their eggs.
    • n honeycomb Sweet one; darling: a trivial term of endearment. Compare honey, 3.
    • n honeycomb Any substance, as a casting of iron, etc., having cells like those of a honeycomb.
    • n honeycomb Specifically In mammalogy, the reticulum or second stomach of a ruminant. See cut under ruminant.
    • honeycomb To fill with cells or holes, as wood or earth, by perforation or excavation, in the manner of a honeycomb.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Honeycomb a comb or mass of waxy cells formed by bees, in which they store their honey: anything like a honeycomb
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hunigcamb,. See Honey, and 1st Comb
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.

Usage

In literature:

The rocky cliff was honeycombed with caves.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Her hair was as brown as wild honey; a golden glint lay in it here and there under the sun, like the honeycomb.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Your Stronghold is honeycombed with lies.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
But clients were slow in coming, for the city was honeycombed with established offices.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
Compare the section of the adjoining cells of a honeycomb.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Honeycomb are not a whit behind their friend, Sir Roger, in delicacy and felicity.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The top, too, was soft and honeycombed.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Four little fingers to clutch mamma's hair, But sweeter than honeycomb, even when there.
"Mother Truth's Melodies" by Mrs. E. P. Miller
This whole ridge, you know, is honeycombed with caverns and tunnels.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
The cliff was honeycombed with small irregular caverns and rifts.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

The sun has gone, and from the ferryboat
That like a golden worm crawls through the night,
I watch the myriad stars that round me float,
And, cityward, the honeycombs of light.
"Downtown" by Charles Hanson Towne
Who has seen the Silver Feather
Flying in across the foam,
Thro' the isles where thyme and heather
Flower sweet as honeycomb –
Who has seen the Silver Feather
That should bring young Johnnie home?
"Johnnie of the Silver Feather" by Hamish Maclaren
“My love is a rose of the roses of Sharon,
All lonely and bright as the Moon in the myrtles!
Her lips, like to honeycombs, fill with the sweetness
That Achan the thirsty is hindered from drinking.
"Achan" by Henry Kendall
The Apostle takes the Cup of Wine,
The white Bread on the paten bright,
O Food of angels dear, divine!
The Lord of Life comes down in light,
And sweeter than the honeycomb
Rests in the heart that was His home.
"After Ascension" by Katharine Tynan
My riches all went into dreams that never yet came home,
They touched upon the wild cherries and the slabs of honeycomb,
They were not of the desolate brood that men can sell or buy,
Down in that poor country no pauper was I.
"The Poor, Poor Country" by John Shaw Neilson
A MONTH or twain to live on honeycomb
Is pleasant; but one tires of scented time,
Cold sweet recurrence of accepted rhyme,
And that strong purple under juice and foam
Where the wine’s heart has burst;
Nor feel the latter kisses like the first.
"Before Parting" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Exclusive shots of the first Honeycomb tablet in action at CES 2011.
One question currently unanswered is how Honeycomb 's robust interface will affect Android battery life.
Paper-based honeycomb pallets extend branding surface on displays.
Honeycomb coladas, Italian wines, French prix fixe, and more.
Eating honeycomb and bee pollen.
Bits 'n' Pieces: 'Honeycomb' recording star to come home .
Samsung Touch Wiz UX For Honeycomb Tablets (Video).
Motorola Mobility's troubles with the Android Honeycomb-based Xoom tablet continue as nearly 100 WiFi Xoom devices were accidentally resold with user data on them.
Atomic Design Inc announces its newest product, the Honeycomb, introduced at LDI 2006.
The Honeycomb was the soft good featured at the Coemar Lighting booth and immediately created huge interest.
Fairgoers can get a glimpse of farm and outdoor experiences like a honeycomb extracting.
The new plant will manufacture Hexacomb's full line of paper-based honeycomb protective packaging products.
Cascades Enviropac mill produces packaging products such as honeycomb board.
I had just seen scrumptious, wrinkly, honeycombed morels at Whole Foods for $30 a pound, and I was determined to find my own.
Google Previews New Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" Operating System .
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In science:

Fig. 8: Qualitative phase diagram of the O(n) model on the honeycomb lattice.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Ising model on the triangular lattice (iii) fully-packed loops on the honeycomb lattice.
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
Upto the quartic level, Eqn.62 is the same in square lattice and in honeycomb lattice.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
For a checking the symmetry properties and a comparison of different expressions for σe it is useful to consider also σe of RRL models on other isotropic lattices, triangle and honeycomb.
On universality of conductivity of planar random self-dual systems
For these problems, the derivation is considerably more intricate than the square lattice; one must first go through the intermediate honeycomb lattice.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
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