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  • n. Capacity to eat large quantities.
  • n. Ability or tendency to drink large quantities of alcohol.


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  • With the introduction of the haunting tones of the wind reed, a flutelike instrument made of the hollow leg bone of a crane, Ayla was suddenly reminded of the eerie spiritual voice of Ursus, the Great Cave Bear, from the Clan Gathering.

    The Mammoth Hunters


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  • I remember taking this phrase literally when I was a child, and thinking it would be really cool to have one. (I hadn't learned human anatomy yet.)

    February 29, 2008

  • Of someone with a big appetite it is sometimes said, "You must have a hollow leg!"

    February 29, 2008