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cave

(kāv), [TA]
Any hollow or enclosed space or cavity. See: cavity, cavitas, cavernous space.
Synonym(s): cavum [TA]

cave

(kāv) [TA]
Any hollow or enclosed space or cavity.
See also: cavern, cavity
Synonym(s): cavum.
References in classic literature ?
I signed it "The Boss," and dated it from Merlin's Cave.
There, above him, a great grey peak towered high into the air, shaped like a seated woman, her chin resting upon her breast, the place where the cave was being, as it were, on the lap of the woman.
As a blacksmith plunges an axe or hatchet into cold water to temper it--for it is this that gives strength to the iron--and it makes a great hiss as he does so, even thus did the Cyclops' eye hiss round the beam of olive wood, and his hideous yells made the cave ring again.
We turned and plunged into the cave which led to home.
It seemed more like a partition than a sudden ending of the cave, for it was constructed not of the material of the cliff, but of something which felt like very hard wood.
This huge fellow roamed restlessly about, nosing among his companion and the abhorrent litter of the cave.
When they did so they turned to look toward the Giant's cave, and at that moment the ferocious Mister Yoop threw the Patchwork Girl at them.
The thing was an enormous cave bear, rearing its colossal bulk fully eight feet at the shoulder, while from the tip of its nose to the end of its stubby tail it was fully twelve feet in length.
Frantically I searched the whole interior of the cave several times over, but without other result than a com-plete confirmation of my worst fears.
They had been driven from their former caves by another tribe which had slain many and carried off quite half the females, and the new cliffs to which they had flown had proven far higher and more precipitous, so that she had become, through necessity, a most practiced climber.
Laying aside my rifle, pistol and heavy ammunition-belt, I left Ajor in the cave while I went down to gather firewood.
He cut diagonally across the open space and dashed into a wide-mouthed cave.