from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dwelling in a cave; hidden.
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Not content with mere breeding, gathering, and doing ALL the tedious cave-keeping, Neanderthal females, with their grandiose crania and delusional sense of lingual entitlement, decided anything males could do, they could do better.
He was as grave and taciturn as some cave-keeping anchorite.
So in _Lucrece_, l. 1250, we have 'cave-keeping evils.'