Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The short broken straw separated from threshed grain by means of the caving- or barn-rake; chaff.
“Year by year the river, by constant cavings, has swallowed nearly all its extensive grounds, yet beyond the low-browed Spanish cottage that clings close within the new levee, "the ghost of a garden" fronts the river.”
“The crucifix was tolerable preservation, and was exposed by one of those cavings of the soil so peculiar to the Mississippi.”
“Conservatives and those in the Tea Party will never think he has cut enough, while progressives rightly deplore the on-going 'cavings in', which seem to reward only the wealthy while cutting, in the midst of a continuing economic downturn, vital programs for millions of Americans.”
“Small cavings on islands offer interest to travelling tourists at Boracay,”
“Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers have said the agency will likely issue an unacceptable rating to the levee system after its annual inspection later this year because of bank cavings and other issues.”
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