cavern + -ed
caverned (comparative more caverned, superlative most caverned)
- (poetic) Pitted or hollowed out with caverns.
- 1815 Lord Byron, The Siege of Corinth, XXXIII, lines 1022-1023,
- The wolves yelled on the caverned hill
- Where echo tolled in thunder still;
- Living in a cavern.
- 1734, Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle 4,
- No bandit fierce, no tyrant mad with pride,
- No caverned hermit, rests self-satisfied:
- Who most to shun or hate mankind pretend,
- Seek an admirer, or would fix a friend:
- 1828, Walter Colton, Remarks on Duelling, New York: Leavitt, p. 40,
- […] he will heed as little the lofty generous enterprises that kindle upon the moral world, as a caverned bear the luminous expanse of the glittering heaven.