Beehive


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Beehive

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 5 pounds. The term derives from Cockney rhyming slang: beehive rhymes with five.
References in classic literature ?
When Father Brown reached the house with the beehive and the drowsy dog, a small and neat maid-servant showed him into the dining-room, where Boulnois sat reading by a shaded lamp, exactly as his wife described him.
Miss Bartlett and Minnie are coming with me to tea at the Beehive.
Tea at the Beehive apparently involved a complete change of apparel.
Concluding to set myself in the warm summer air next-- seeing that what is good for old claret is equally good for old age-- I took up my beehive chair to go out into the back court, when I was stopped by hearing a sound like the soft beating of a drum, on the terrace in front of my lady's residence.
On my side, I returned to my beehive chair, and set myself down on the sunny side of the court, and fell
Through me they engaged or dismissed their servants; through my hands passed the accounts and returns of what was sown and reaped; the oil-mills, the wine-presses, the count of the flocks and herds, the beehives, all in short that a rich farmer like my father has or can have, I had under my care, and I acted as steward and mistress with an assiduity on my part and satisfaction on theirs that I cannot well describe to you.
He do want to get up his strength for his journey tomorrow with that load of beehives, which must be delivered, family or no.
The huts, looking like huge beehives, were sheltered behind bristling palisades.
Here is real cream, brown bread, home-made cake, and honey from my own beehives.
They were all flying from the beehives behind the hedge, and they disappeared over the hemp patch in the direction of the marsh.
He had not taken into account the branches, the thorns, the occasional unexpected holes, and he was both warm and dishevelled when he reached the end of it and found himself out in the open within a short distance of what he recognized as beehives.
He was a pale, simple-looking man, of a spare and meagre habit, and sat among his flowers and beehives, smoking his pipe, in the little porch before his door.