I refer here mostly to the debt-ceiling fiasco, the thought of which still gives me hives.
Despite the problems, the number of hives hasn't fallen since CCD first showed up in 2006.
That kind of slightly over-anxious, wrapping up of objects in connoisseurship brings me out in hives.
Because beekeepers have responded to the loss of hives by creating new ones.
Her body became a mutating “canvas,” manifesting reactions such as hives, rashes, swelling, and stomach pains.
The expert, who has been taking sections from the hives, showed me her hat just now.
One very cold winter I wrapped up one of my hives with a shawl.
A toad is discovered near the hives, and forthwith he is executed as a bee-eater.
For of all things, in my state of jangled nerves, to be afflicted with hives!
If you have any black honey in your hives you had better remove it and replace with white honey.
c.1500 hyvis "itchy condition of the skin," origin unknown. Some writers connect it with heave because hives erupt out from the skin, but the phonetics of that are difficult to explain.
Old English hyf "beehive," from Proto-Germanic *hufiz (cf. Old Norse hufr "hull of a ship"), from PIE *keup- "round container, bowl" (cf. Sanskrit kupah "hollow, pit, cave," Greek kypellon "cup," Latin cupa "tub, cask, vat"). Figurative sense of "swarming, busy place" is from 1630s. As a verb, of bees, etc., "to form themselves into a hive," c.1400; "to put bees in a hive," mid-15c.
To understand (1935+ West Point)