Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to or connected with a cellar; subterranean; excavated.

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Examples

  • Though expecting now to be summoned by his niece, he did not hear her until she had spoken to him three or four times; nor was he at all surprised by the presence of two nieces instead of one, but merely said in his tremulous voice, ‘I am coming, I am coming!’ and crept forth by some underground way which emitted a cellarous smell.

    Little Dorrit

  • Vendale lighted a candle in a cleft stick, and went down for a cellarous stroll.

    No Thoroughfare

  • But, a little side-door, which I had never observed before, stood open, and disclosed certain cellarous steps.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • The cellar doors happening to be open, Vendale lighted a candle in a cleft stick, and went down for a cellarous stroll.

    No Thoroughfare

  • Though expecting now to be summoned by his niece, he did not hear her until she had spoken to him three or four times; nor was he at all surprised by the presence of two nieces instead of one, but merely said in his tremulous voice, 'I am coming, I am coming!' and crept forth by some underground way which emitted a cellarous smell.

    Little Dorrit

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