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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).]
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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]
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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]
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Skep, Skipa 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.
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|Noun||1.||skep - a large round wicker basket (used on farms)|
|2.||skep - a domed beehive made of twisted straw|
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n (old, = basket) → Korb m; (= bee skep) → Bienenkorb m
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