busy beaver


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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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Students from ages six to twenty-one can enroll in the six one-week sessions of the Busy Beaver Piano Camps and the Happy Hands Watercolor Painting Camps beginning on 6/22/2015 and ending on 7/31/2015.
BUSY Beaver Scouts have been foraging for fresh fruit to donate to elderly folk.
Busy Beaver has an overactive work ethic and loves to build.
Of the many possible Turing machines, a few researchers have been looking for one dubbed the "five-state busy beaver.
While participating in the Prius v Creation Station, guests can create Shrinky Dink[R] Prius v collectibles, customize buttons with the Busy Beaver Buttoneers, tap into their inner artist with color-on T-shirts from local sustainable companies and have photos taken in the Prius photo booth.
Club, as well as Bandsintown, Fender, Shellback Caribbean Rum, E&J and Busy Beaver Button Co.
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.
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