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hornet's nest


1 hornet's nest

A highly contentious or hazardous situation.

synonym: hornets' nest.

Roget 667: rocks, reefs, coral reef, sunken rocks, snags; sands, quicksands; syrt, syrtis; Goodwin sands, sandy foundation; slippery ground; breakers, shoals, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

2 hornet's nest

Habitation for wasps or hornets.

synonyms: hornets' nest, wasp's nest, wasps' nest.

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