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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cavern hollow out as if making a cavern
    • n cavern a large cave or a large chamber in a cave
    • n cavern any large dark enclosed space "his eyes were dark caverns"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico is 2,500 feet in length, 600 feet wide, and 250 feet high.
    • n Cavern A large, deep, hollow place in the earth; a large cave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Brian Epstein, a record store owner in London, was asked by a customer for a copy of the record, "My Bonnie", by a group known as The Silver Beatles. He didn’t have it in stock so he went to the Cavern Club to check out the group. He signed to manage them in a matter of days and renamed them The Beatles.
    • n cavern A large natural cavity under the surface of the earth; a cave; a den.
    • cavern To hollow out; form like a cave by excavating: with out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cavern kav′ėrn a deep hollow place in the earth
    • v.t Cavern to put in a cavern: to hollow out, in the form of a cavern
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. caverna, fr. cavus, hollow: cf. F. caverne,


In literature:

His first care was, with incredible fatigue, to make a very deep ditch round the cavern.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
But a greater calamity, if possible, was the discovery and capture of Cavalier's magazines in the caverns near Euzet.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
She said that the Big Bear lived in a cavern away up in the mountain.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Next the handkerchief was removed and he found himself in what seemed a rocky cavern.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
I am going to take you into the other part of this cavern, toward the door where we entered.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
Far above, bars of dim sunlight crossed the upper reaches of the cavern.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
In the first place, they were in a huge cavern of circular shape.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
So the secret of the cavern and its underground connection was finally confided to her.
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
That is unless we discover a big cavern, or hole through to China, in the other end of the tunnel.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Foster's brain was numb with despair as he began to realize the true meaning of those sleeping things out in the cavern.
"The Cavern of the Shining Ones" by Hal K. Wells
The caverns of the sea, the depths of the lakes, the kingdom of the fishes were opened here.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
I shall not return to the cavern until very late.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
They passed between two magnificent columns of ice which formed the portal to the fairy cavern.
"The Mines and its Wonders" by W.H.G. Kingston
He noticed, moreover, that it appeared to grow wider beyond the entrance, and was no doubt a cavern of large dimensions.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The cavern floor was literally covered with fish.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
For a time, five of them lived together in a cavern, thirty feet in depth.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
There was sinister significance in its aspect, for just before her lay the cavernous shadows of the Devil's Cauldron.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
He was standing in a vast cavern.
"Devil Crystals of Arret" by Hal K. Wells
Away in a cavern, in the depths of the forest, was Faust.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
And why sat he there so close to the opening of the cavern?
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis

In poetry:

Because I thought thou wert
One who in a darksome cavern
Died to show thy love for me.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
“What valley leads up to
The haunts where a child
Of the caverns I sported,
The free and the wild?
"The Waterfall" by Henry Kendall
Beneath the caverned floor I hie,
And seem, with anguish dull,
To enter by the empty eye
Into a monstrous skull.
"A Book of Dreams: Part II" by George MacDonald
Where ev'ry wind of heaven
That has terror on its wings,
Howls to the startled echo
That through each cavern rings:
"Song of the Crew of Diaz" by Louisa Stuart Costello
The waters o'er them close,
They sink to rise no more:
In ocean's caverns they repose,
And friends their loss deplore.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
High travelling winds by royal hill
Their awful anthem sing,
And songs exalted flow and fill
The caverns of the spring.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall

In news:

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is the U.S.'s emergency supply of crude oil stored in huge, underground, solution-mined salt caverns along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.
Both the ball game and the visit to Meramec Caverns brought back memories of my childhood.
Bohemian Caverns Closed Pending Sexual Assault Investigation.
Bohemian Caverns closed by police after alleged sexual assault.
Christian Scott performs with his band on the first day of a three day stand at the Bohemian Caverns.
Caverns bore witness to Mayan sacrifices.
On Monday morning, David Byrne stood beside a petite antique pump organ in the cavernous brick interior of Aria (formerly Theatre de la Jeune Lune) in Minneapolis's Warehouse District.
For their study, Ersek and his colleagues examined a cave formation called a stalagmite that started forming 13,000 years ago in a cavern in what is now Oregon Caves National Monument.
It couldn't be a more appropriate venue: Here in Chen 's cavernous showroom, surrounded by two centuries of chairs, you can see how Aguiñiga manages a nod to both contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship.
In a cavernous building north of downtown Hobe Sound, most of us would see nothing more than an empty warehouse.
NZ and US scientists swap ideas and technology in deal to probe cavernous ocean.
As a consolation, the government built a replica cavern nearby, which remains a top tourist draw .
The first official visitors to the space shuttle Endeavour 's cavernous new home at the California Science Center walked inside Tuesday morning two-by-two and holding hands.
Bat exodus at New Mexico caverns a must-see.
NORMAN — Playing major college basketball means a lot of games in cavernous arenas.

In science:

The inner radius is set to 10pc in order to reproduce the compact inner cavern created by shocks.
Understanding ULX Nebulae in the Framework of Supercritical Accretion
The proposed location is a 4000m w.e. deep cavern in the Phyh ¨asalmi mine (Finland).
Low Energy Neutrino Measurements
This source can be eliminated (less than one event per day) if a 5 cm plastic liner is inserted between the iron and the surrounding rock cavern (or, following the MUNU example, with 1 cm of boron-doped polyethylene).
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
After completion of the Kamiokande experiment, the detector was dismounted, the cavern enlarged and a new liquid scintillator experiment, KamLAND, with 1 kton target mass constructed.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
The cost of a (BB+SB+MD) is not very different A large cost driver here (or in the T2HK option) is the very large detector, the cost of which is at the moment quite difficult to estimate, since there will be a hard limit on the size of the largest underground cavern that can be excavated.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities: physics priorities and open issues
By giving appropriate aspect ratio and shape to the cavern, its realization does not seem a problem. A large fraction of the total detector cost, reaching ∼ 1 2 or more if PMTs are used, comes from the photo-sensors.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
Both Henderson and Homestake are planning on large detector caverns at a depth of ∼ 5000 ft.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The main concerns for both designs is the cost and time required to build stable and safe cavern(s) and the manufacturing of the necessary number of photo-multiplier tubes.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The time scale for constructing the first cavern is 4 yrs and each additional cavern is readied 6 months after the completion of the previous one.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
If massive LArTPCs are sited with some overburden, such as at the 300 ft drive-in site at Homestake, cavern construction for these detectors must still be understood.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
As part of this study, cavern designs modeled after liquefied natural gas vessels built within ships hulls were considered .
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The description and calculations for the water Cherenkov approach in this report was a result of cooperation between two US based groups: the UNO group that wants to develop a single very large cavern for the detector and the Homestake based group which wants to develop the detector in multiple modules.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The detector is situated in the same cavern used by the original Kamiokande experiment, where 2002 Nobel laureate Masatoshi Koshiba performed much of his ground-breaking research in neutrino physics.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
At the base of each shaft is a 14,100 cubic meter cavern for staging installation; it also houses utilities and parts of the cryoplant, most of which are located on the surface.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
While the +z end of the CMS detector is lowered into the detector cavern first, almost all the MTCC infrastructure in surface building will remain in place until the middle of 2007, to act as a commissioning platform for the –z end elements and as a further test-bed for integration with trigger and DAQ.
The CMS magnet test and cosmic challenge