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hol·low

(hol'ō),
A concavity or depression.

hollow

[hol′ō]
Etymology: OE, holh
a depressed area or concavity.

hol·low

(hol'ō)
A concavity or depression.

hollow

1. a depression.
2. contains a cavity.

hollow back
backbone has a downward curvature in the center.
hollow horn
a mythical disease of cattle in primitive communities; treated by removal of the horns.
hollow wall
References in classic literature ?
Though many years have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yet I question whether I should not still find the same trees and the same families vegetating in its sheltered bosom.
And when, at last, I shouldered the coracle and groped my way stumblingly out of the hollow where I had supped, there were but two points visible on the whole anchorage.
And why should the left cavity of the heart and the great artery be wider and larger than the right cavity and the arterial vein, were it not that the blood of the venous artery, having only been in the lungs after it has passed through the heart, is thinner, and rarefies more readily, and in a higher degree, than the blood which proceeds immediately from the hollow vein?
But those strangers appeared not to stand in the hollow depth between the three hills.
A short walk across the moor took us to the hollow in which the body had been found.
The beautiful dawn was now blushing on the snow-wreaths far over our heads, and the breeze would be stirring the night mists in the hollows.
As he was leaving the battery, firing was heard on the left also, and as it was too far to the left flank for him to have time to go there himself, Prince Bagration sent Zherkov to tell the general in command (the one who had paraded his regiment before Kutuzov at Braunau) that he must retreat as quickly as possible behind the hollow in the rear, as the right flank would probably not be able to withstand the enemy's attack very long.
Look closely, however, and you may note that there are here seven large trees, each with a hole in its hollow trunk as large as a boy.
This last juggler now touched the red ball, which fell apart, being hollow, and the five rabbits who had disappeared in the air scrambled out of the hollow ball.
he said to himself as he fell, and he tried to stop his fall but could not, and only stopped when his feet plunged into a thick layer of snow that had drifted to the bottom of the hollow.
Still Jerry was not satisfied, and he squirmed around until he lay in the hollow of Skipper's arm, his head resting on Skipper's shoulder, when, with a profound sigh of content, he fell asleep.
Her wrinkled forehead, her hollow cheeks, her white lips told their terrible tale of the suffering of years.