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 for Hollow newel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hollow \Hol"low\, a. [OE. holow, holgh, holf, AS. holh a hollow,
     hole. Cf. Hole.]
     1. Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial,
        within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the
        interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere.
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              Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. --Ex. xxvii.
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     2. Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
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              With hollow eye and wrinkled brow.    --Shak.
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     3. Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound;
        deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar. --Dryden.
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     4. Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as,
        a hollow heart; a hollow friend. --Milton.
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     Hollow newel (Arch.), an opening in the center of a winding
        staircase in place of a newel post, the stairs being
        supported by the wall; an open newel; also, the
        stringpiece or rail winding around the well of such a
        staircase.
  
     Hollow quoin (Engin.), a pier of stone or brick made behind
        the lock gates of a canal, and containing a hollow or
        recess to receive the ends of the gates.
  
     Hollow root. (Bot.) See Moschatel.
  
     Hollow square. See Square.
  
     Hollow ware, hollow vessels; -- a trade name for cast-iron
        kitchen utensils, earthenware, etc.
  
     Syn: Syn.- Concave; sunken; low; vacant; empty; void; false;
          faithless; deceitful; treacherous.
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