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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cave in.


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  • They passed over-hanging rocks with great caves in which were all kinds of strange stones.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • From the edge of the forest I saw the caves in the bluff, the open space, and the run-ways to the drinking-places.


  • Apparently, as always seems to happen in the U.S.A., whenever anything radical threatens to overtake everything out-of-date, the middle caves in on itself.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Some of them lived in caves in the rocks which had been arranged as dwellings by means of wickerwork screens.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • It was between the Mouth of the Mountain and Immortal Heart, far from the other caves in the foothills, where everyone else went to dig up dragon bones.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • See now our clubs and casting-stones, with which we slay flesh to eat; also the caves in which we dwell, and the Stone whereon we make sacrifice; wilt thou sing no song of those?


  • There were a great many holes and shelves and pockets and little caves in the rocks which made lovely places for playing keep-house.

    Understood Betsy

  • He is said to have developed the slipways, harbours and roadways and adapted the caves in nearby Bessy's Cove.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall


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