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a paper tube or roll, almost flattened, having one side glued to the back of a book and the other to the inside of the spine.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hollow backhollow-backed, adjective
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How to use hollow back in a sentence
Now he will keep along this side hill, for he may cross this hollow back and forth three or four times before we find him fast.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper|Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The foil should then be floated on water, hollow back up, and blazing sealing–wax dropped into it to back it.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various
I'll be ready here at twelve prompt—or not here, maybe, but down in the hollow back of your henhouse.Thankful's Inheritance|Joseph C. Lincoln
To make a hollow back, a piece of stout paper is taken which measures once the length of the back and three times the width.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
One day Governor Kirkwood of Iowa visited our regiment and made a speech to us in a hollow back of our line.With Fire and Sword|Samuel H. M. Byers
British Dictionary definitions for hollow back
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