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But all that they hacked and hewed, picked and hollowed, was labor lost.

Its top, hollowed by the weathers, made a seat which just fitted him.

Seeing that he was not understood he raised his arm and hollowed his hand above his mouth.

They hollowed out the center till the sides were thin toward the top.

On it was a stone pot, hollowed, like the lamp, out of a large stone.

Canoes were hollowed out of tree trunks by the same process.

Their boats were made of large logs, hollowed out and neatly shaped.

It was made of the trunk of an immense tree, hollowed out, and carved and decorated with immense labor.

The pavement and walls of the whole were hollowed to admit the heat.

This, like the Brigg boat, was hollowed out of a single oak, 38ft.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English holh (n.) "hollow place, hole," from Proto-Germanic *hul-, from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal" (see cell). The figurative sense of "insincere" is attested from 1520s. Related: Hollowly; hollowness. To carry it hollow "take it completely" is first recorded 1660s, of unknown origin or connection.

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