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hollow out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hollow out remove the interior of "hollow out a tree trunk"
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Usage

In literature:

The whole mass is very friable, and in every direction the soft rock is hollowed out into sepulchral caves.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
One of them was up a hollow tree cutting out a honeycomb or a possum.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
He stepped out into the hollow square formed by the marines, and raised his helmet to the captain.
"Cinderella" by Richard Harding Davis
On the firing line the men sleep and obtain shelter in dug-outs they have hollowed or cut under the sides of the trenches.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
The three men also called out the name of Nellie in their loudest tones, but nothing except the hollow echoes came back to them.
"Through Forest and Fire" by Edward Ellis
At last the sun came out boldly above the hill, and the hollows were flooded with light.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
On the opposite side the Archdeacon has hollowed out a noble, ecclesiastical burrow.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
The human race has gone out before him, sunk the hills, filled the hollows, and bridged the rivers.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
As dawn came up he rose and started off: there (as he climbed out of the hollow in which the hamlet lay) he could see the Castle Sulkhund.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
WOMEN'S TEETH HOLLOWED OUT 13.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
This they hollow out to a capacity to receive about a quart.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The quarry had been hollowed out into a kind of enclosed circle, only entered by the road through which the waggons passed.
"Fern's Hollow" by Hesba Stretton
So steeply did the hill rise out of the hollow to the north that the village was certainly in dead ground.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
In an hour or two, he had hollowed out a grave, ready for the reception of the dead bodies.
"Oonomoo the Huron" by Edward S. Ellis
And then he had a blow-out while he was down in a hollow a mile from the outfit.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
From them he obtained two canoes, each formed out of a single tree hollowed with fire.
"Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Her eyes, burnt out in the deep black hollows, flickered with a light of thankful recognition.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
She and Bunny had scooped the inside out of a big yellow pumpkin, and had made it thin and hollow.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus" by Laura Lee Hope
The chimney caught fire and burnt out like an old hollow barrel.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
BOONE (coming triumphantly out of his hollow tree).
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
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In poetry:

Stones are such a fragile crust
To place upon a grave;
Wind and sun will scatter them
And hollow out a cave.
"Desert Burial" by Norman MacLeod
And when the eve is born,
In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,
Is hollowed out and the moon dips her horn,
And twinkles many a star.
"Earlier Poems : An April Day" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He took the Log, and with care and pain
He hollowed it out with axe and fire
And shaped it at last to his heart's desire;
Called it his Woman, his Love, his Pride,
And launched it again on the sunset tide.
"The First Ship" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sometimes these icy mountains suddenly topple o'er
With a wild and rumbling hollow-starting roar;
And new peaks and cliffs rise up out of the sea,
While great cataracts of uplifted brine pour down furiously.
"Greenland's Icy Mountains" by William Topaz McGonagall
In hollows where the thistle shakes
A hoar bloom like a witch's-light,
From weed and flower the rain-wind rakes
Dead sweetness--as a wildman might,
From out the leaves, the woods among,
Dig some dead woman, fair and young.
"Black Vesper Pageants" by Madison Julius Cawein
'My Vasia's dead,' said the woman quietly, and tears of anguish ran once
more down her hollow cheeks. 'It's the end of me too, of course; it's
tearing the heart out of me alive. But the soup's not to be wasted; there's
salt in it.'
"Cabbage Soup" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

A Nevada woman survived on snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded in a winter storm and her boyfriend died trying to find help, a family member said.
A family member says a Nevada woman ate snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded in a winter storm and her boyfriend died trying to find help.
(AP) — A Nevada woman survived on snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded in a winter storm and her boyfriend died trying to find help, a family member said.
(AP) — A family member says a Nevada woman ate snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded in a winter storm and her boyfriend died trying to find help.
But in recent years the boast has rung hollow, as Robert Litan and Carl Schramm point out in a new book, "Better Capitalism ".
Government comms has been 'hollowed out'.
When rabbis blow the shofar, the hollowed-out ram's horn that is symbolic of Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Southwest Florida Jews will begin a two-day celebration officially welcoming the year 5772.
Handgun Found Inside Hollowed-Out Book Donated to Indiana Library.
Former World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick: helping China hollow out the United States.
The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.
Here's how: Hollow out pumpkins (see tips below), then paint each one white, including stems.
Sequestration will 'hollow out' the National Guard: McHale.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow.
The country has poured money into research in the past decade, but corruption and exhaustion have largely hollowed out its gains.
The pumpkins were hollowed out, and some even got a personalized paint job for the annual pumpkin regatta.
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In science:

Dark and light gray circles represent, respectively, Na atoms and Al atoms. (a) On-surface hollow site geometry and (b) substitutional geometry, where every second Al atom in the top unreconstructed Al layer has been kicked out.
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
This appears as a likely scenario as the binary hollows out the inner regions of the disk .
Post-merger electromagnetic emissions from disks perturbed by binary black holes
Assuming that the radial velocities of the polarized emission lines reflect the motion of the dust grains with respect to the nucleus, we construct a hollow biconical outflow model for the dust outflow of M82 (Figure 9).
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
Dust grains are flowing outward from the galaxy disk along the walls of the hollow cones, with outflow velocity vd .
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
We derived the outflow velocity of the dust grains, vd, using a simple hollow biconical outflow model.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
As discussed in Sect. 3.1, outflow of the gas within a conical envelope or on the surface of a hollow cone is a possible picture to account for the double peaks and blueshift.
A kinematical analysis of NGC 2992
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