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All hollow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • All hollow entirely, completely; as, to beat any one all hollow .
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Usage

In literature:

Well, when the forest-people reached the hollow where the concert was to be given, there was Peter Mink, all smiles.
"The Tale of Peter Mink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
It'll beat this all hollow!
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
They peered at them from all sides, looking for holes and hollow limbs.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
All, from the first, are at the top, or crown, hollowed into a groove.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
When the boys reached the hollow all they could see at first was the snow which had been kicked in several directions.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
But the Rockies beat it all hollow.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
There was a hollow somewhere in my mind into which all serious thoughts fell jumbled.
"The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti" by David Christie Murray
After his money was all spent, he started up river for the log-drive, hollow-eyed, shaking.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Suppose we all start for the Hollow at ten o'clock.
"Steve and the Steam Engine" by Sara Ware Bassett
All the shafting is very richly moulded with a great number of diminutive mouldings, principally ogee and hollow.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
These ridges and hollows formed by the ice are found all over the northern portion of the United States.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Then Meriones took up all the ten battle-axes, and Teucer carried off the demi-axes to the hollow barks.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
They are all of them at the bottom of an almost regularly circular hollow.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Then he waited for Beaumains in a little hollow before the castle, so that all that were therein might see the combat.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
Everywhere could be noticed remarkable perforations of all sizes in the rocks, great spherical or ovoid hollows, or cylindrical tubular channels.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Its deep hollow tone was strangely resonant in all that blanket of smoke.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
I will tie the horses amongst those trees, and then we will all betake us to the hollow below.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
And besides Wuzzo, Uncle Wiggily saw Neddie Stubtail, the little bear boy, who always slept in a hollow log all Winter.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
It beats beaver all hollow.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Behind the mighty rock there was a hollow place all lighted up by the shining crystals in the rock.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
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In poetry:

Young heart, wild heart,
Ah, could you follow
All the clouds, all the dreams,
Down the world's hollow!
"Songs From A Masque" by Margaret Widdemer
When the bells justle in the tower
The hollow night amid,
Then on my tongue the taste is sour
Of all I ever did.
"IX: When the Bells Justle in The Tower" by A E Housman
"And all the phantom, Nature, stands—
With all the music in her tone,
A hollow echo of my own,—
A hollow form with empty hands."
"In Memoriam 3: O Sorrow, Cruel Fellowship" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Twas grief enough to think mankind
All hollow servile insincere,
But worse to trust to my own mind
And find the same corruption there
"I Am The Only Being Whose Doom" by Emily Jane Bronte
See you the dimpled track that runs
All hollow through the wheat?
O that was where they hauled the guns
That smote King Philip's fleet.
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
How draughty the north is. How ruffled
And sulky… O whirlwind, drive,
Feel, search all the crannies and hollows,
Find me my song alive!
"The spring-it had simply been you" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

And we could all use a little extra storage around the house, which is what makes these hollowed out books so genius.
"The spectre is known at all the country firesides by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow," writes Washington Irving in his original fantasy.
It is my belief that all of our representative's talk about freedom is hollow.
Truth is it's not hollow at all.
Sleepy Hollow Aquatics teammates among Marin contingent named to USA's academic all-American team.
Made by Benny's, the edible straws are 7.75 inches tall and are hollow all the way through.
An explosion at the Walnut Hollow Woodcraft Outlet shook the ground all over town.
SPRINGFIELD — The Spencer Hollow School, dilapidated and all but abandoned a few years ago, is now on the National Register of Historic Places as a prime example of an early Vermont one-room schoolhouse.
Hollow out inside of peppers, be careful to get all seeds.
But all of the neat tricks and fancy wrappings don't hide the fact that at its core, Cronenberg's latest is terribly hollow, much like the very limousine at the center of it all.
Bored by all the forums, press conferences, and hollow rhetoric.
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In science:

The hollow stars on the left side of the tree depict a case where there is considerable uncertainty as to the exact placement edge, but the collection of possible edges all sit in a small region of the tree.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
The analysis of these expressions allows us also to conclude that almost all radiation power is concentrated in the hollow region and, as a consequence, a small attenuation along the waveguide walls is observed.
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
First of all, the dielectric function as a function of the distance from the center of glass microcapillary channel varies by a step-law from zero for the inner hollow cavity to the constant value defined by the substance, for the channel wall.
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
All-Optical Switching Using Slow Light within a Hollow Fiber,” Phys.
Non-linear optics using cold Rydberg atoms
In all figures, a solid (dashed) line denotes a baryon-octet (meson-octet) field, and a solid dot (hollow square) represents a strong (weak) vertex, with the strong vertices being generated by L(1) in Eq. (6).
CP Violation in Hyperon Nonleptonic Decays within the Standard Model
Our new model based on force matching on the surface agrees with simulation results at all values of β for both the shell (hollow circles, (R, N )=(3.3∆x, 540)) and a uniform-density sphere (solid circles, (R, N )=(3.3∆x, 2247)).
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
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