honeycombed


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hon·ey·comb

 (hŭn′ē-kōm′)
n.
1. A structure of hexagonal, thin-walled cells constructed from beeswax by honeybees to hold honey and larvae.
2. Something resembling this structure in configuration or pattern.
tr.v. hon·ey·combed, hon·ey·comb·ing, hon·ey·combs
1. To fill with holes or compartments; riddle: cliffs that were honeycombed with caves and grottoes.
2. To form in or cover with a pattern like that of a honeycomb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.honeycombed - pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)honeycombed - pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"
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In spring the sun not only exerts an influence through the increased temperature of the air and earth, but its heat passes through ice a foot or more thick, and is reflected from the bottom in shallow water, and so also warms the water and melts the under side of the ice, at the same time that it is melting it more directly above, making it uneven, and causing the air bubbles which it contains to extend themselves upward and downward until it is completely honeycombed, and at last disappears suddenly in a single spring rain.
Here and there, in grooved depressions among the snowy desolations of the upper altitudes, one glimpsed the extremity of a glacier, with its sea-green and honeycombed battlements of ice.
The labor castes were honeycombed by our agents-- men whose eyes saw, beyond the belly-need, the radiant figure of liberty and brotherhood.