What does the word cavity mean?

Usage examples for cavity

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. In some European countries the hive is always made from the trunk of a tree, a suitable cavity being formed by boring. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs