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Hornets' nest   /hˈɔrnəts nɛst/   Listen
Hornets' nest

noun
1.
A highly contentious or hazardous situation.  Synonym: hornet's nest.
2.
Habitation for wasps or hornets.  Synonyms: hornet's nest, wasp's nest, wasps' nest.






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"Hornets' nest" Quotes from Famous Books



... believes it is yet possible to leave the city on the eastern side without danger of meeting the sentinels, the majority of whom have been withdrawn to aid in searching the swamp, and by moving quickly we can at least be out of this hornets' nest before sunrise." ...
— The Search for the Silver City - A Tale of Adventure in Yucatan • James Otis



Words linked to "Hornets' nest" :   situation, nidus



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