Cave \Cave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caving}.] [Cf. F. caver. See {Cave}, n.] To make hollow; to scoop out. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The mouldred earth cav'd the banke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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