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  • noun Plural form of grot.

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Examples

  • I heard a sound of woe, a mournful wail, the voice of one crying aloud in her anguish; yea, such a cry of woe as Naiad nymph might send ringing o'er the hills, while to her cry the depths of rocky grots re-echo her screams at the violence of

    Helen

  • And the moon dances up the sky: Ye nymphs, that lead to grots your frolic train,

    Ion

  • I heard a sound of woe, a mournful wail, the voice of one crying aloud in her anguish; yea, such a cry of woe as Naiad nymph might send ringing o'er the hills, while to her cry the depths of rocky grots re-echo her screams at the violence of

    Helen

  • And the moon dances up the sky: Ye nymphs, that lead to grots your frolic train,

    Ion

  • It is beyond all expression what grots, gardens, walks, and aqueducts there are there, and what curious fountains in the upper cloisters, for there be two stages of cloisters.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The hospitable sprites of the grots surely hovered round my pillow; and, if I awoke, it was to listen to the melodious whispering of the wind amongst them, or to feel the mild breath of morn.

    Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

  • The grots and rocky walls were already starred with saxifrages and stonecrops.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • The groves of ancient trees, the grots, the plants

    The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II

  • Francis I. when he built his palace at Fontainbleau, introduced into its gardens, much of what he had seen in those of Italy, and when he completed St. Germains, its style of grandeur may be guessed at from its rocks, cascades, terraces and subterraneous grots.

    On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, with Biographical Notices of Them, 2nd edition, with considerable additions

  • It was the time when those first dwellers in every land, the fairies, were said to come out from their grots and lurking-places; and in the darkness of the forests and the shadows of old ruins, witches and goblins gathered.

    Our Holidays Their Meaning and Spirit; retold from St. Nicholas

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