verb (used without object), hot·bed·ded, hot·bed·ding.
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Baseball has long been the most popular sport in Cuba and the island has long been a hotbed of baseball talent.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?|Ben Jacobs|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the early 1960s Cambridge University was a hotbed of cultural and social insurrection.
It is also overwhelmingly pro-regime, and since the start of Syrian unrest the region has become a hotbed of pro-Assad activity.
The Gorge has always been a hotbed of radicalism and arms smuggling, but now it is fast becoming a shahid factory.
Ipanema has long been the hotbed of beach apparel, launching looks like the tanga and the g-string.The Girl From Ipanema Is Not Alone: Rio’s Famous Beach Is A Rich, Cultural Kaleidoscope|Brandon Presser|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The seed is sown in a hotbed or in a sheltered place in the open.
It appeared that he had lived there in a hotbed of exiled radicals; but he, himself, seemed to have no convictions.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
The annuals should be raised on a hotbed in February and be planted out in May.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
The London officers had succeeded in making his army a hotbed of the very opinions he had determined to crush with it.Monk|Julian Corbett
The hotbed of anachronisms is mediaeval romance; there nations, times and places, are most recklessly disregarded.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.