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hollow

[′häl·ō]
(science and technology)
Having a concave surface.
Having an interior cavity.

What does it mean when you dream about something hollow?

Something that is hollow retains the outer form, but is missing the core, the substance. A dream about a hollow object can reflect a feeling that despite the fact that everything is outwardly okay, something essential is missing.

cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.
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The estimated diameters, measured diameters, and the hollowness ratio are shown in Table 1, and changes in the diameters and hollowness ratio as a function of draw ratio are shown in Fig.
The camera doesn''t spare blushes and the ensemble cast place their trust entirely in director Steve McQueen as he exposes the hollowness and despair beneath each instance of supposed pleasure.
Hence, when the peoples rose up, it turned out that the regimes' absolute hollowness also applied to the Palestinian issue which has been well exploited by [Arab] rulers," he added.
Somewhere between parody and deconstruction, Levine's protagonists reveal the hollowness of contemporary literary realism, and the questionable expectations it reflects.
Summary: BEIRUT: Hollowness is usually defined as a space or a gap within an entity or substance.
Anyone who really knows the huge investment the Church has made down the ages in terms of personal dedication by its scholars to the pursuit of truth will realise the hollowness and falsity of D Mitchell's cheap jibe about beatification and miracles.
He is feted the world over for his long-ago achievements, which linked his name with Einstein, but he is only just beginning to realise the hollowness of his fame.
His message, and a powerful adcampaign, will focus on demonstrating the hollowness of Maliki's claims tohave brought security and stability to Iraq.
Their hollowness allows them to penetrate cells, and they have a tunable ability to absorb light at the visible and near infrared end of the spectrum.
These translators are in a perfect position to see the hollowness of all the official versions of all sides of the war.
If children sleep/after the day's unfoldings, the wheel/of gifts and griefs, may their breathing/ease the strange hollowness we feel.
In fact, in the modern world hollowness is a positive quality; as one lover tells Tanya, hollowness makes a person seem trustworthy me.