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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Hollow as a gun.
  Hollow as the soul of an echo.
  Hollow as the murmur of the midnight sea after the tempest nursed itself to rest.
  As hollow as an egg shell.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Hollow and wasteful as a whirlwind.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Hollow as is the armour of a ghost.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  Hollow as an actor’s laugh.
            —Gelett Burgess
  Hollow like a niche in a column.
            —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  Hollow and dead as the empty shell of last year’s nut.
            —Violet Fane
  As hollow as any trumpet in Europe.
            —Henry Fielding
    Hollower than an echo fallen
Across some clear abyss.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Hollow as the unbowell’d winds.
            —Henry Hart Milman
  Hollow, as a sepulchre.
            —Melville D. Post
  Hollow as a drum.
            —Charles Reade
  Hollow like a breathing shell.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Hollow as a ghost.
            —William Shakespeare
  Hollow as the hopes and fears of men.
            —Alfred Tennyson

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