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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hollowness the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
    • n hollowness the property of having a sunken area
    • n hollowness the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the winter, squirrels make waterproof nests in hollow trees.
    • Hollowness Insincerity; unsoundness; treachery.
    • Hollowness State of being hollow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Hans Holbein's painting, "The Ambassadors," the artist added a small skull as a way of signing his name. Holbein is another word for "hollow bone" or "a skull."
    • n hollowness The state of being hollow; cavity; depression of surface; excavation.
    • n hollowness Emptiness; insincerity; deceitfulness; treachery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: polar bears do not have white fur, it is actually clear and hollow. the skin underneath this fur is actually black
    • ns Hollowness the state of being hollow: cavity: insincerity: treachery
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  • Nicholas Breton
    Nicholas Breton
    “Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.”
  • James Thurber
    “The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms -- hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal.”


Hollow leg - Someone who has a hollow leg eats what seems to be more than his stomach can hold.
Hollow victory - A hollow victory is where someone wins something in name, but are seen not to have gained anything by winning.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. holh, a hollow place—hol. See Hole.


In literature:

Thus war became instantly sweeter to them than to return in the hollow ships to their dear native land.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
This big field before us is Buffalo Hollow.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
It came from a camp-fire down in the hollow, and flung a lurid glow upon the scene around.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
I'll visit around now that my hollow-stump home is burned.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
Its back is long and hollow; and its tail does not taper so gracefully as in some other animals of the cat kind.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
He looked up the hollow within the wrecked staircase, but saw nothing.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Finally, when the sun had just set, they saw that all three had come to a stand in a gentle hollow.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
It is hollow, and along its back run metal teeth, which are played with a small stick or brush.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
One has fallen, and has been hollowed out by fire.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
And out of Ymir's hollow skull they made the sky.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
It's down in a hollow just now.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The wind rose again as I sat, but did not chill me in my sheltered hollow.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Along lonely creeks into quiet hollows he went to pray at the bedside of the dying, to comfort the bereft, to rejoice with the penitent.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
I've been out to the Hollow, and there's a job for him there.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ah, and unhappy Dido then the very death besought, 450 Outworn by fate: the hollow heaven has grown a sight to grieve.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Above is a large hollow hood-mould exactly similar to those which enclose the side windows.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Another carried a little distance off and dumped into a hollow.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
They strike the imagination like hollow eye-sockets in a human face.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
A continuous stream of clearest water, icy cold, fell from high above into a long trough made of a hollow log.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
It was smoothly rounded, with a hollow depression in the centre.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

No more the white refulgent streets.
Never the dry hollows of the mind
Shall he in fine courtesy walk
Again, for death is not unkind.
"Elegy" by Allen Tate
"Loud roars the wind that shakes this wall;
It is no common blast:
Deep hollow sounds pass thro' my hall,
O would the night were past!
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
From dust, of him abhorred,
He would be snatched by Grace discovering worth.
'Sever me from the hollowness of Earth!
Me take, dear Lord!'
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
"Yet I might show these men of birth
The hollowness of rank on earth."
The agent answered, "Very true -
But I should not, if I were you."
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I sit beneath your leaves, old oak,
You mighty one of all the trees;
Within whose hollow trunk a man
Could stable his big horse with ease.
"The Old Oak Tree" by William H Davies
And a bird overhead sang Follow,
And a bird to the right sang Here;
And the arch of the leaves was hollow,
And the meaning of May was clear.
"An Interlude" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The renovation of Sheep Dog Hollow is coming along nicely.
Production of Recombinant Proteins and Monoclonal Antibodies in Hollow Fiber Bioreactors.
Housed in 316 stainless steel for washdown protection, the reducers come in quill and three-piece coupled input with solid or hollow output.
50 pm on Highway 26 near Sleepy Hollow Drive, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.
Look for the next Pudding Hollow Pudding Contest in 2011 in Charlmont, Massachusetts.
Everything Quieter Than Everything Else Like a lot of so-called "new music" records in the marketplace these days, the packaging of the Threnody Ensemble's first album, Timbre Hollow, is a subdued and tasteful affair.
Salt water was pumped up and delivered to the vats through hollowed logs connected and sealed with white lead.
Once the fighting stopped, the major powers were content to pursue a thoughtless, hollow democratization.
At the Wachovia Championship, players have to contend with one of the longest walks in golf -- the last 1,175 yards of the 7,442-yard Quail Hollow Club's golf course.
MOUNT OLIVE — A 38-year-old San Diego, Calif man was arrested after a cache of weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, two handguns, two knives and hollow-point ammunition was found in his vehicle, police said.
High-frequency trading has hollowed out the stock market, where software code has replaced intuition and common sense.
El Segundo hopes to turn its aging Smoky Hollow industrial district into a fashionable enclave of offbeat office buildings and workshops.
It delivers a hollow cone spray pattern of uniform particle size at low temperatures and uses free-vortex swirl chamber technology.
Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets.
Agencies tamp down speculation over hollow-point ammo purchases.

In science:

Nanocapillaries play currently a very prominent role in HCI-surface interaction well beyond the original goal to study the early stages of the hollow atom formation.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
Spinpolarized electron emission by N 6+ scattered at a Fe (001) surface has been used as a “label” for the electrons involved in the hollow atom formation.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
The participating electrons originate primarily from the early stages of the hollow-atom formation and thus from the conduction band. A minor contribution comes from Auger capture into lower-lying states.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
Hollow (Min et al. 2005), an idealized calculation.
Astrophysics in 2005
In the ideal case, when the boundary between hollow channels and walls represents a smooth edge, the beam is split in two components: the mirror-reflected and refracted ones.
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
It is important to note here that the channel potential acts as an effective reflecting barrier, and then, the effective transmission of X-radiation by the hollow guides is observed.
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
Here Jm (y ) and Km (y ) are the 1st kind and the modified 2nd kind Bessel functions, respectively, giving us the bound states for X-ray channeling in a hollow core of the waveguide.
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism
Black solid symbols correspond to LAEs, while hollow symbols are ob jects with no Lyα excess.
Giant Ly-alpha nebulae in the high redshift (z>2) Universe
Figures 3a and b, where glidere flection axes without τ are hollow dashed black lines.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The dashed filling of hollow li nes in Figure 3f indicates a mirror (with τ ) that is also an axis of glide-re flection without τ .
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
WOL91] Wolberg EJ: Performance of the W inchester 9mm 147 Grain Subsonic Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet in Human Tissue and Tissue Simulant.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
In any event, even though the interiors of the lobes are hollow, there’s still quite a bit of junk near η Carinae.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
Eq.(14) shows that the energy velocity V for BornInfeld fields propagating in hollow waveguides increases with the amplitude A, for A ≪ b.
Testing Born-Infeld electrodynamics in waveguides
While this has the advantage of leaving the carrier of the laser near the Ba+ hollow cathode tube resonance for frequency locking, there are two disadvantages.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
The differences are follows: the vortex ring of the LB theory is probably only superficial, because at the observation the ring was very hollow.
New Revelation of Lightning Ball Observation and Proposal for a Nuclear Reactor Fusion Experiment