honeycombed honeycombed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)

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Usage(s):

  1. Defense experts say North Korea's countryside is virtually a fortress, honeycombed with hardened bunkers and tunnel complexes shielding troops and supplies.
  2. Vietnamese Skyraiders rent the air with ferocious whines as they dive-bombed sections of the city, notably the Chinese quarter of Cholon, which was honeycombed with Viet Cong.
  3. With hunters closing in, he was said to be moving nightly among caves in the honeycombed mountains stretching from Jalalabad to the northern half of the Uruzgan province.

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  1. Journalist Lorena Hickok noted that Pennsylvania was "honeycombed with politicians all fighting for the privilege of distributing patronage."
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Lorena Hickok Source: National Review Online

  2. Rockefeller, according to Tarbell's evidence, "has introduced into business a spy system of the most odious character. He has turned commerce from a peaceful pursuit to war, and honeycombed it with cruel and corrupt practice, turned competition from...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: John D Rockefeller Source: Wall Street Journal

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