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1A straw or wicker beehive.
- ‘The striking display will feature examples of different hives - such as a straw skep, a stone hive and a Congested Districts Board hive.’
- 1.1archaic A wooden or wicker basket.
Late Old English sceppe basket from Old Norse skeppa basket, bushel.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.