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busy beaver

A very busy, assiduous, or hardworking person. Taken from the phrase "busy as a beaver," referring to beavers' reputation for being extremely industrious. Between working two part-time jobs, volunteering on the weekends, and looking after his little brother, Sam's been a busy beaver this summer.
See also: beaver, busy
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Busy Beaver Home Centers was founded in 1962 as a distributor of roofing, lumber and building material products to professional contractors and DIY customers.
Scientists don't know whether this particular machine is the long-sought five-state busy beaver.
Pennsylvania-based Busy Beaver Building Centers recently debuted its latest store in the up-and-coming Pittsburgh suburb of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, and the new location features a number of smart and simple merchandising ideas.
CAKE is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization and would not be possible without the help of generous donations from supporters and sponsors including Brain Frame, Busy Beaver Button Company, Center on Halsted, Propeller Fund, Quimby's Bookstore, Spundik Press Cooperative and Wormhole Coffee.
Five minutes later and Elliott's shaven head was there to meet another fine cross, this time from busy beaver Neil Lennon.
Unless, that is, you count the weekly jolly dam-building japes of Busy Beaver.
It (the battle) just goes on and on," commented Pat Wojokowski, owner of Sudbury-based Busy Beaver Boys.
It is now known that a three-state busy beaver writes six ones before it halts; a four-state busy beaver writes 13 ones.
The Home Depot and Lowe's are in focus, of course, but so are Menards, Busy Beaver, RONA in Canada, and retail lumberyards serving the same customer base.
But the team at Busy Beaver went above and beyond, hosting a dozen seminars in one afternoon during their grand opening last month.
Frank Filmeck, the longtime CEO of the Busy Beaver Building Centers stepped down from his position as the head of the 14-store chain in September.
After years of evolving and withstanding the competition, home improvement chain Busy Beaver is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer and is planning special promotions and customer appreciation events throughout the year.
Bill Lane, plumbing buyer for Busy Beaver, a chain of 15 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and Steve Fusek, owner of Fusek's True Value Hardware in Indianapolis.
of Aubuchon Hardware, Frank Filmeck of Busy Beaver Home Centers, Steven Ai of City Mill Ltd.
Frank Filmeck, president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver, which operates 17 home centers, says his company tries to drive sales transactions a percent or a fraction of a percent at a time.