skep

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Old English sceppe, from Old Norse skeppa (basket).

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Noun[edit]

skep (plural skeps)

  1. a basket
  2. a beehive made of straw or wicker
    • 1977, Patrick O'Brian, The Mauritius Command
      He prised a skep from its stool and held it out, inverted, showing the dirty wreck of combs, with the vile grubs spinning their cocoons.

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