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  • adj. cavern-like; like a grotto.

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Examples

  • At length these streets becoming more straggling yet, dwindled and dwindled away, until there were only small garden patches bordering the road, with many a summer house innocent of paint and built of old timber or some fragments of a boat, green as the tough cabbage – stalks that grew about it, and grottoed at the seams with toad – stools and tight – sticking snails.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • He saw a strange excess of beauty in every flower, in every leaf, in the wavering blue of the sea, in the red grottoed rocks that overhung the shore, with their purple, green, orange, and yellow hangings of flower-and-leaf-tapestry.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • Nothing was found to satisfy them on this point, but, passing on beyond the first recess entered, they were amazed to find a second grottoed recess, similar to the first, but much longer, and here, with merely a wall separating them from the other recess, was an orgy of bones and weapons.

    The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns

  • At sunset, had there been one, we went into the Villa d'Este, entering through the huge deserted courts and grottoed halls of the colossal palace, surprised to find the enchanted gardens, the terraces and cypresses descending on the other side, the grey vague plain and distant mountains -- and always the sound of waters.

    The Spirit of Rome

  • In its east pavilion was a double row of grottoed and illuminated aquaria containing the strangest inhabitants of the deep.

    Elsie at the World's Fair

  • At length these streets becoming more straggling yet, dwindled and dwindled away, until there were only small garden patches bordering the road, with many a summer house innocent of paint and built of old timber or some fragments of a boat, green as the tough cabbage-stalks that grew about it, and grottoed at the seams with toad-stools and tight-sticking snails.

    Old Curiosity Shop

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