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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Lying under the surface of the earth; existing or working in secret.

Usage examples (31)
  • After breakfast, we went to see what was called a subterraneous house, about a mile off.
  • This is the cause of the difference between those erupted lavas, and our whinstone, toadstone, and the Swedish trap, which may be termed subterraneous lava.
  • A little from the shore, westward, is a kind of subterraneous house.
  • Fancy can hardly forbear to conjecture with what temper Milton surveyed the silent progress of his work, and marked its reputation stealing its way in a kind of... for more
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