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  • n. Plural form of hollow.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hollow.


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  • Crouched in one of the hollows is my cottage with the table in it.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • On the sides of the hills are owls and burrowing owls (Strix) which live in hollows they make in the ground: clouds of robins (Turdus) and green and violet grackles; sparrows (Fringilla) with thick blue beaks; pheasants (Fatianus) etc.

    Did you know? The first scientific account of Lake Chapala comes from 1839

  • Birds will take cover in hollows or depressions out of the bluster, where they can hear.

    How To Hunt Turkeys In the Rain and Wind

  • Still our situation was very precarious, and we were risking a great deal by thus pushing forward, for although I call the hollows (in which we found the water) ponds, they were strictly speaking the dregs only of what had been such, and were thick, black, and muddy; but the present aspect of the country led us to hope for a favourable change, and on the morning of the

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • The Entrance of ye house is an ascent of severall steps into a hall so lofty the rooff is three storyes, reaches to ye floore of ye gallery – all the walls are Cutt in hollows where statues and Heads Carved ffinely are sett, Directly fore-right Enters a large Dineing roome or great parlour, which has a door thourough into the garden yt gives a visto through ye house: within yt is a drawing room, on ye other side another roome of the same size, and backward is a little parlour all with good ffurniture, tapistry, Damaske, &c.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • For someone who represents a rural district like that, he’s surprisingly good on Internet issues – I think he hopes that the Web can bring educational and commercial opportunities to the mountain hollows of his district.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Swap?

  • And in the hollows are the grape hyacinths, purple as noon, with the heavy, sensual fragrance of noon.

    Twilight in Italy

  • His face was thin and gray -- with the pallor of the prison still upon it; his cheeks were sunken, and the heavy stubble of beard that filled the hollows was a dirty white.

    The Rose in the Ring

  • The worst is there is little water, so that a person might almost perish there of thirst; the snow-water, however, when it runs into the hollows is the most delicious beverage ever tasted -- the snow, however, is very high up.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • This tableland is not so flat that all of it can be seen at once, but here and there are little dells, shaped like deep basins, which the country folk call hollows; and every now and then there is a rock or hillock covered with yellow gorse bushes, from the top of which can be seen the wide, outspread plains, where hundreds of sheep and ponies are feeding, which belong to the farmers and cottagers dwelling in the valley below.

    Fern's Hollow


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