Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of grotto.

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Examples

  • I ketched 'em in grottoes, I ketched 'em in caves,

    Noah an' Jonah an' Cap'n John Smith

  • The curious discovering them in such places (since the level of the ground has gradually been raised while they have remained below, and since in Rome these vaulted rooms are commonly called grottoes), it has followed that the word grotesque is applied to the patterns I have mentioned.

    XXXI

  • They emerged from these underground rooms -- "grottoes," as they called them -- to decorate Rome in a new, "grotesque" style.

    Underground Rome

  • With their grottoes, fountains and elaborate topiaries, 18th-century gardens such as those at Versailles and Sanssouci in Potsdam were as much architectural as horticultural achievements.

    Photo-Op: Hanging Garden

  • The best facials and Swedish massage in Cape Town, the Spa is built into the cliff-side and has pools set in rocky grottoes.

    Where South Africa Goes to Play

  • Giuseppe Cacace/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images RAY OF LIGHT: A view of the 'Grave' part of the grottoes of Castellana, one of the most important natural underground caves in Europe, in Apulia, Italy.

    Photos of the Day: Aug. 5

  • His tomb is currently in the grottoes underneath the basilica, where a short line of tourists waited Thursday to pay their respects.

    John Paul II moves closer to first step toward sainthood

  • Step off the Violet to see emerald lagoons and secret grottoes hidden within the 3,000 limestone karsts, accessed by bamboo boats straight out of a Hollywood backlot.

    Ships for the Hip

  • I meditated among hermits in remote sanctuaries and cliffside grottoes; slept in the caves where Tertön Sogyal had experienced spiritual visions and revelations; and on foot, horseback, and dilapidated buses, I crossed the same glacier-covered passes that he used to travel from eastern Tibet to Lhasa.

    Matteo Pistono: Why I Went Public About Smuggling News of Brutal Crackdowns Out of China

  • I meditated among hermits in remote sanctuaries and cliffside grottoes; slept in the caves where Tertön Sogyal had experienced spiritual visions and revelations; and on foot, horseback, and dilapidated buses, I crossed the same glacier-covered passes that he used to travel from eastern Tibet to Lhasa.

    Matteo Pistono: Why I Went Public About Smuggling News of Brutal Crackdowns Out of China

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