empty shell

empty shell

[′em·tē ′shel]
(computer science)
A room that has been fully prepared for the installation of computer and data-processing equipment.
References in classic literature ?
The strength of your wealth at this moment is only an empty shell.
It is an empty shell, and soon even the empty shell will be taken away from you.
They brought him things to look at--buds which were opening, buds which were tight closed, bits of twig whose leaves were just showing green, the feather of a woodpecker which had dropped on the grass, the empty shell of some bird early hatched.
But the hammer fell futilely upon an empty shell, and Malbihn was again upon his feet clutching at her.
On one side the low brick houses had in their dusty windows the sightless, moribund look of incurable decay - empty shells awaiting demolition.
Dennin threw open the breech of the shot-gun, ejecting the empty shells.
It is now an empty shell, which is quite exciting as we get to design it from scratch and it will end up being a fantastic facility.
SAINSBURY'S are in advanced talks with operators to fill the empty shell of a store that is being built in Llangollen.
When the mollusc dies, its empty shell might become a temporary home for a hermit crab or a refuge for a small fish.
The seized weapons included 228,600 live rounds and over 514,000 empty shell casings worth around YR500 million [$2.
He went on: "Her parents have described her as an empty shell and say her innocence was taken from her.
No scent, no perfume, no real life, a friendless and empty shell, their beauty just on the outside.