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skep

 (skĕp)
n.
A beehive, especially one of straw.

[Middle English, basket, from Old Norse skeppa, a dry measure, and from Old English sceppe (from Old Norse skeppa).]

skep

(skɛp)
n
1. (Zoology) a beehive, esp one constructed of straw
2. (Crafts) chiefly dialect a large basket of wickerwork or straw
[Old English sceppe, from Old Norse skeppa bushel; related to Old High German sceffil bushel]

skep

(skɛp)

n.
1. a round farm basket of wicker or wood.
2. a beehive, esp. of straw.
[before 1100; Middle English skeppe, late Old English sceppe < Old Norse skeppa bushel; akin to Old Saxon scepil, Old High German sceffill]

Skep, Skip

 a quantity of grain, 1100; of malt or charcoal (usually twelve bushels).
Examples: skep of bread, 1470; of chaff, 1846; of charcoal, 1353; of corn, 1380; of grain, c. 1100; of malt; of sand, 1669; of vegetables, 1824.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skep - a large round wicker basket (used on farms)
basket, handbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
2.skep - a domed beehive made of twisted straw
hive, beehive - a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
Translations

skep

n (old, = basket) → Korb m; (= bee skep)Bienenkorb m
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Crossing the meadow, Konstantin Levin came out onto the road, and met an old man with a swollen eye, carrying a skep on his shoulder.
And as in thatched hives bees feed the drones whose nature is to do mischief -- by day and throughout the day until the sun goes down the bees are busy and lay the white combs, while the drones stay at home in the covered skeps and reap the toil of others into their own bellies -- even so Zeus who thunders on high made women to be an evil to mortal men, with a nature to do evil.
Die implisiete outeur (deur die verteller[s]) skep in hierdie roman 'n parallelle konstruksie en plaas Buller teenoor enersyds Prinsloo, maar andersyds ook teenoor Cronje--almal ouer mans wat of hulle lus vir oorlog verloor het of vasgevang is in stereotipe opvattings van oorlogvoering.
Die stroom van skuldbelydenisse en pleitredes om vergifnis en sy pogings tot oorkompensasie skep ongemak en afstand tussen hulle.
Die Afrikaanse titels verkondig onmiddellik dat die toneelstukke nie akademiese of 'akkurate' vertalings van die oorspronklike stukke is nie, maar verwerkings vir die verhoog wat ook hulle eie humor wil skep.
And although a sKep was much smaller than a modern wooden hive, there must have been an unusually high concentration of bees at Dolmelynllyn.
Skeps were used in Europe for the past 2,000 years and their popularity endured alongside a diversity of other hives.
Wild and skep colonies have this characteristic through the sides and top of the combs being fixed to the walls.
The Praesepe morphed into a straw beehive, or skep, after the invention of the telescope, which allowed observers to resolve what had been a naked-eye nebula into a myriad of celestial bees.
She mentions the work "bees" and quilting "bees" of colonial and early America, and points out that labour guilds and other organizations promoting the arts and sciences often chose the honeybee and the bee skep to adorn their seals and certificates.
Rembrandt verbrand sy kwas nou is ek klaar met portrette skep onder inspirasie van Bois het ek die kwas laat glip--dit het gedrup en my Saskia 'n streep getrek
The launch line-up also includes Welsh language hip-hop outfit Skep and Teflon Monkey, who performs with a live band.