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ALVEARY (from the Lat. alvearium)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 774 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALVEARY (from the Lat. alvearium), a beehive; used, like apiarium in the same sense, figuratively for a collection of hard-working people, or a scholarly work (e.g. dictionary) involving bee-like industry. By analogy the term is used for the hollow of the ear, where the wax collects.
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