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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAVE

He is silent and abstracted, like one just returned from the cave of Trophonius.

Quite often the cave gave way to the pressure of the surrounding rock.

But he thrust his head into the cave, shivered, and congratulated himself.

She then returned to the mouth of the cave, and knelt down at Richard Digby's feet.

Tse-tse talked to the girl, of all things, about the love-gift she had put in the cave for me.

And it's just about ready to start for its very own cave in the canyon.

And afterwards, here in the cave, I was like one asleep, and when I woke I did not really wake.

In the cave he made her a second couch, and tended her assiduously.

Then she added: "The cave where you tended her—where is it?"

He obeyed my orders—went into the cave to bring his associates to submission.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French cave "a cave, vault, cellar" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow" (place), noun use of neuter plural of adjective cavus "hollow," from PIE root *keue- "a swelling, arch, cavity" (see cumulus). Replaced Old English eorðscrafu. First record of cave man is 1865.

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