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To cave in

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To cave in To fall in and leave a hollow, as earth on the side of a well or pit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1948 and 1950 the oldest ears of popping corn were discovered. They were located in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico. They ranged in size from smaller than a penny to approximately two inches, and were about 4,000 years old
    • To cave in of land, to slip, to fall into a hollow: to yield to outside pressure, to give way, collapse
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Flem. inkalven
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. cavus, hollow.

Usage

In literature:

I think that in "Tom Sawyer" I starved Injun Joe to death in the cave.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
She had left the fisherman's knife and belt in her cave; she went to the cave and strapped the belt around her waist.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
He 's afraid the whole mine 's going to cave in again.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Ten of the prisoners were compelled to assist in getting the gold from the cave.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
They probably wanted to have something to eat in their cave.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
Russ looked back at the girls who, in one corner of the cave, were pacing up and down to drive away the deadly cold.
"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope
Before Snivel came in from the rear entrance she had been carefully studying the cave, and she knew just the way to get out.
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
To learn the particulars, we must go back to the time when Nellie Winthrop started to escape from the cave in the cliff.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
From where he and Jerry stood, on a sort of little hill, the ice descended, in a slope, to the mouth of the cave.
"The Young Treasure Hunter" by Frank V. Webster
When he's kinder big and superior, and the natural protector, do you feel ugly; or inclined to cave in, and honour and obey?
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Had to cave in then, and issue a warrant or so and get rid of them.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
We left our horses at the village hotel, and after eating a picnic lunch in the woods, set out to make the usual round of the cave.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
In another cave our guide, having lighted two of the largest torches, waved them about, when we appeared to be standing in a wintry scene.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was the little cave high up in the rock-face, looking towards the land, to which he had once scrambled up.
"Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories" by Arthur Christopher Benson
And so Nero began sniffing to see if he could smell water in the cave, as he knew he dared not go outside.
"Nero, the Circus Lion" by Richard Barnum
In less than a quarter of an hour I was fastened to the post in that cave.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
What do you suppose he expects to find in that particular cave?
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Ye ain't a-goin' to cave in 'cause we're gettin' nigh the redskins, are ye?
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
He opened his eyes to more light in the cave than the lamp had been giving off.
"Hostage" by Ann Wilson
Then he will follow Paul's example: be filled with ambition to go back to Pebbly Pit and straighten out that caved-in mine.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In poetry:

I went down into the desert
To meet Elijah—
Arisen from the dead.
I thought to. find him in an echoing cave;
For so my dream had said.
"I Went Down Into The Desert" by Vachel Lindsay
LUIS. Yes, I have heard
Of that cave, and every word
Made my hair to stand on end.
Those who in the neighbourhood
Dwell, see wonders every day.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Like the tide—knocking at the hollowed cliff
And running into each green cave as if
In the cave's night to keep
Eternal motion grave and deep;—
"The Caves" by John Freeman
In truth, my own good king then swore
To break his fast and drink no more,
Until were unearthed the vile face of his foe,
If the caves of all Erin should refuge bestow.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
DARIA.
And I also, since the sentence
Gives to me the full assurance
Of a happiness most certain
On the day this darksome cave
Doth entomb me in its centre. (They are cast into the abyss.)
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Our nobler cultured fields and gracious domes
We whirl too oft from her who still shines on
To light in vain our caves and clefts, the homes
Of night-bird instincts pained till she be gone.
"Das Ewig-Weibliche" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Thomas Bertonneau likens the situation in higher education in America to Plato's cave parable.
Seattle's Cave Singers, Maldives, Hot Bodies In Motion Added to Boise's Treefort Music Fest.
For those of you who are going to your psychedelic funk-metal concerts in 2-D and in stereo, you might as well be sitting in a cave listening on a Walkman.
Cave of Winds to reopen in spring.
Senate Republicans are abusing the two-thirds vote requirement for passage of many bills to try to get Democrats to cave in on unrelated demands.
So the Magic matched the Chicago Bulls' three-year, $19 million offer sheet to Redick, keeping the former Cave Spring star in Orlando.
Do you feel the walls caving in on you at work because you refuse to say no.
After recently visiting Sudan's Nuba Mountains, actor and activist George Clooney and the Enough Project's John Prendergast described people hiding in caves to avoid bombings.
The cave tours are happening on Saturday and Sunday from five to nine in the evening.
The actual caves are in danger from too many visitors and are often closed to the public.
My advice to them and the rest of the GOP in dealing with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff: Cave .
Cave 's statement to The Greeneville Sun on Friday indicated that this separation from the law firm may have played a role in his failing to submit the order.
Danny Coomer with the Cave City Police Department received a call Saturday in reference to a break-in at Guntown Mountain.
In this Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 picture, molds used to make tattoos are displayed in a shop outside the Cave Cathedral or St Sama'ans Church in the Moqattam area, Cairo, Egypt.
As a tribute to Mao, enthusiastic tourists have thrown cigarettes onto the bed in his former cave dwelling.
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In science:

Allowing to display as many views as needed, each PC handling a point of view. This is particularly useful in case of project reviews: a general point of view of the product being designed is displayed for all reviewers on an images wall, or on a cave.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
Similarly, we de fine the expected ǫ-averaging cost Cave (ǫ) to be the expected communication cost in the first Tave (ǫ) iterations of the algorithm: Cave (ǫ) = E[C (Tave (ǫ))] = E[R(1)]Tave (ǫ).
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
We have further numerical evidence to support the above analysis: in Scott and Caves reported an analytical expression of the average variance of the system purity distribution for a random interaction between a system of µ degrees of freedom and an environment of ν degrees of freedom.
Relaxation due to random collisions with a many-qudit environment
The corrugations were obtained by milling circular hollows concentric to the holes (Figure 2), with the difference in diameter corresponding to the corrugation depth, and the cave depth (0.7 mm) corresponding to the the corrugation groove thickness.
W-band prototype of platelet feed-horn array for CMB polarisation measurements
We refer to the convex regions in the lower left and upper right of the polygon as ears, and the narrow region in the lower right of the polygon as the cave.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
Any guard that sees a portion consisting of more than four convex vertices in the cave sees a narrow strip of space extending to the end of the cave and containing all reflex vertices in the cave.
Hidden Mobile Guards in Simple Polygons
The proof is very similar to the proof that the quantum entropy S (ρ) is conIf we can show that ∆L(K α cave (∩) in ρ (see Ref.).
Relaxation Method For Calculating Quantum Entanglement
Maitra, Zhang, Cave, and Burke gave a heuristic derivation of a frequency-dependent correction to adiabatic TDDFT (an approach they called “dressed TDDFT”) designed to bring in one double excitation [J.
Formal Foundations of Dressed Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory for Many-Electron Excitations
This Gonze-Scheffler relation was used in the original justification of dressed TDDFT by Maitra, Zhang, Cave, and Burke. Its importance to the formal foundation of dressed TDDFT is re-examined in Sec. V.
Formal Foundations of Dressed Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory for Many-Electron Excitations
The implementation of D-TDDFT and extensive tests of this option will be described elsewhere. Suffice it to say that calculations were carried out at the experimental geometry using the same orbital basis set as in used by Cave, Zhang, Maitra, and Burke .
Formal Foundations of Dressed Time-Dependent Density-Functional Theory for Many-Electron Excitations
After completion of this work, it was brought to our attention that this theorem first appeared in a paper by Braunstein and Caves about the geometry of quantum states .
Quantum Chi-Squared and Goodness of Fit Testing
CM-1 the major steps operation from its f inal installation in January 2010 to the present. Figure 1 shows CM-1 installed in the cave at the SRF Beam Tes t Facility.
RF Test Results from Cryomodule 1 at the Fermilab SRF Beam Test Facility
In fact the omission of this term is in error and if the continuous limit of the repeated position measurement model of Caves and Milburn is taken correctly then the noisy contribution to dex, which we obtained from the SME (2.1), is in fact present.
State determination in continuous measurement
Both caves are developed in Messinian gypsum. Further dating of the studied samples is necessary in order to convert obtained luminescence images into paleoclimatic records.
Luminescence of Speleothems in Italian Gypsum Caves: Preliminary Report
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