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hollow

noun bare, bereft of, carved out, clear, deprived, destitute of, devoid, devoid of, empty, lacking, short of, vacant, vacuous, void, wanting, without
Associated concepts: hollow victory
See also: chamber, deficient, empty, jejune, perfunctory, untenable, vacant, vacuous, void
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In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.
Even as he went on, the shout, the laugh, the shriek the sob, rose up in unison, till they changed into the hollow, fitful, and uneven sound of the wind, as it fought among the pine-trees on those three lonely hills.
Homes took the bag, and, descending into the hollow, he pushed the matting into a more central position.
He burst into laughter, not hollow laughter now, but honest laughter.
The fringe of a drift of snow that hung on the edge of the hollow, disturbed by Nikita's fall, showered down on him and got inside his collar.
Skipper bent suddenly, rolled Jerry with quick toughness into the blanket, and deposited him in the hollow between two sacks of yams lashed on deck aft of the mizzenmast.
It had been so called (as was supposed) in allusion to the noise made by loose stones, washed backward and forward at certain times of the tide, in hollows of the rock on which the building stood.
The Cock flying up, perched himself on the branches of a tree, while the Dog found a bed beneath in the hollow trunk.
Back to him over the waters, hollow and heartless, like laughter in a tomb, rang the voice of the Skipper:
Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
Up and up it came slowly, till it could be pulled through the hollow space, and pinned up out of the way, as the strip previously lifted had been pinned before it.
Most ponds, emptied, would leave a meadow no more hollow than we frequently see.