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  • adj. Subterranean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as subterranean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
  • adj. being or operating under the surface of the earth

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Examples

  • This study cannot progress till the various epochs of simultaneous action, the direction, the extent, and the force of the convulsions are carefully noted; till we have attentively observed their progressive advance to regions which they had not previously reached; and the coincidence between distant volcanic eruptions and those noises which the inhabitants of the Andes very expressively term subterraneous thunders, or roarings.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

  • After breakfast, we went to see what was called a subterraneous house, about a mile off.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • And this is a purgatory after this life; that is, a subterraneous place and various means, where and whereby the souls of men are purged from all their sins and made meet for heaven, when the Lord Christ thinks meet to send for them, or the pope judges it fit to send them to him.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • 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.

    Theory of the Earth~ Part 3 (historical)

  • Many philosophers have believed that the central parts of the earth consist of a fluid mass of burning lava, which they have called a subterraneous sun; and have supposed, that it contributes to the production of metals, and to the growth of vegetables.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • Yet at the same time Johnson sympathized with Milton in his blindness, and in his having to watch "his reputation [as author of Paradise Lost] stealing its way in a kind of subterraneous current through fear and silence."

    Heroic Milton: Happy Birthday

  • A little from the shore, westward, is a kind of subterraneous house.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • 'Fancy can hardly forbear to conjecture with what temper Milton surveyed the silent progress of his work, and marked his reputation stealing its way in a kind of subterraneous current, through fear and silence.

    Life Of Johnson

  • 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 subterraneous current, through fear and silence.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • 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 subterraneous current through fear and silence.

    Lives of the English Poets : Waller, Milton, Cowley

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