hornet hornet  /ˈhɔr nɪt/


  • (n) large stinging paper wasp


  1. No one realized the probers might poke into a political hornet's nest.
  2. Of course, who knows when that hornet's nest will come up for a vote.
  3. A creature that only an animal man could love, it has the temper of a bald hornet, the odor of cattle-boat bilge water and the bodily build of a Sherman tank.


  1. Year in Review: Fall 2012

    Photos by Steve Crowley. Elk Grove reached the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II final for the first time in school history, losing to Folsom 44-18 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Elk Grove Citizen

  2. Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: 30 Japanese Hornets vs. 30,000 Honey Bees

    Unfortunately for both the bees and the beekeepers, Japanese Giant Hornets also prefer European bees — for eating! [ more › ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Chicagoist

  3. Hornet Animates Origami for Special K

    Hornet/Blinkink director Peter Sluszka along with Leo Burnett London has new a stop-frame animation out, a celebration of Special K's first recipe change in over 30 years.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Animation World Network

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  1. "I hope for Kevin's sake it's a big movie, because I want to see him make bigger movies. I want to see him branch out," Banks said. "I think he would love to direct a `Green Hornet' or an `Iron Man,' but he doesn't feel confident enough that...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Elizabeth Banks Source: FOXNews

  2. "Chris is a Hornet and I think he's going to be here for a long time," Williams said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Monty Williams Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "If I direct 'The Green Hornet,' the superhero comedy will have to be delayed for two years," Chow said. "The timing might not be right for a superhero comedy in two years. And I want to make a movie based on an original idea."
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Stephen Chow Source: International Herald Tribune

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