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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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Scientists don't know whether this particular machine is the long-sought five-state busy beaver. Other sets of five instructions might conceivably print out even more ones before coming to a stop.
Soon after their birth, the zoo reached out to home improvement retailer Busy Beaver for a partnership opportunity to name the baby beavers, which are called kits.
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.
Busy Beaver: Mum-of-two Alison, who lives in Rhosmeirch near Llangefni, is assistant area commissioner in Snowdonia and Anglesey, and expects to meet the Duchess of Cambridge once she officially starts attending meetings.
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.
Uhing was looking for a particular Turing machine dubbed a "busy beaver," which satisfies the condition: If a Turing machine has five possible states, what is the largest number of ones it can print on a blank tape (all zeros to start with) before coming to a stop?
Busy Beaver, a regional home center chain headquartered in Pittsburgh, has joined True Value to increase its stores' buying power, brand recognition and growth.
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.
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.
We've included the suggestions of three retailers who know these departments well: Larry Jandris, hardware store manager of Horton's Ace Hardware & Lighting in LaGrange, Ill.; 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.