Usage examples for cavity

  1. Vary the shape and size of the cavity until the sound of the fork suddenly increases in volume, showing that the right adjustment for resonance has been made. – Resonance in Singing and Speaking by Thomas Fillebrown
  2. I renewed the examination, at first hurriedly; then with order and deliberation, taking out each drawer, and feeling carefully all around the cavity left by its removal, in the hope of touching some hidden spring. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  3. That setting comes chiefly from the quality, and the quality arises from the shape of the pharyngeal cavity – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  4. He crept out of the cavity – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  5. There was already a cavity in the arch, which saved labour. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  6. The skipper did not appear the least surprised at what had happened, displaying the same nonchalance as he did when gazing down into the cavity where the buccaneers' gold was stowed- as if he had dreamt it all beforehand and everything was turning out exactly according to the sequence of his dream! – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson
  7. He had, too, although it was wonderfully strange to think of himself lying on the operating table with a cavity where he right now thought, felt, knew that he was a person. – Am I Still There? by James R. Hall
  8. Although the arrow- head had entered the chest cavity it had not pierced any vital organ, and recovery was rapid; the other wound was of a complex character, which I cannot mention, and was dangerous if not mortal. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. In the woods the flying squirrels often turn him out of doors and furnish his chamber cavity to suit themselves. – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs
  10. The lips then closed for several seconds; they opened again, and, in a much shorter time, dropped the egg from the cavity – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  11. It was the finest grove we had seen in the country, and within it was a great circular cavity or opening in the earth, twenty or thirty feet deep, with trees and bushes growing out of the bottom and sides, and rising above the level of the plain. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  12. The sill of the window was about six inches lower than the top of the table, so that between the glass of the lower sash of the window, which had evidently never been raised, and the back of the table, there was a long narrow cavity or trough, about six inches deep, four inches wide and as long as the width of the window, the sill forming the bottom of the cavity – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  13. By day there was nothing to fear, and at night, or rather during the hours of sleep, the boatswain and one of the superiors would keep guard near the cavity and we might rest assured that no evil could befall. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  14. Rub with butter, drop an egg into each cavity and put in a hot oven till the eggs are set. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  15. So he pulled himself along in the darkness on his back to the cavity and sought shelter within it. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  16. There was a certain Mr. Cavity who had acted as agent for Westmacott, and who,- if anybody on the Westmacott side had been so guilty,- had been guilty in the matter of Glump's absence. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  17. Near it is a smaller cavity called Reynard's Kitchen. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  18. He emerged from the cavity with a letter in his hand; he read the address, thrust it into his bosom, and as stealthily, but more rapidly, than he had come, took his way to his father. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. Then he touched the spring in the hilt and examined the cavity – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  20. With a beating heart he approached the decaying trunk and looked into the cavity – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte