skep, skep, n. a grain-basket, or beehive made of straw or wicker-work.
Add eke after eke to the skep, and still seems it too small to contain all the insects.
Suddenly the skep was enveloped in a cyclone of bees, and again the orchard sang with the exciting song of the wings.
Tom Dinass was there, too, in charge with the engineer of the skep, to ensure a safe descent.
“Now, then, lower away;” and as he spoke he stooped down quickly seized the dog by the collar, and swung him out of the skep.
First, the old-fashioned plan of keeping the bees in a common bell-shaped straw hive, or skep.
And if I had been wearing a scarlet garter I would have tied it round their skep.
This skep (a beehive made of woven straw) was made in the 1950s but is of a sort that has been used since ancient times.
“Quickly as you can,” shouted the Colonel, as the skep went down; but the engineer shook his head.
He snatched the lanthorn Joe carried, held it down, and stepped off the skep.
quantity measure for grain, etc.; basket, grain receptacle, c.1100, from Old Norse skeppa "basket, bushel." Related: Skepful.