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  • n. Plural form of grotto.


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  • The more progressive zoos disguise their cages by turning them into "grottos," with trees and flowers and chirping birds, but a prison is still a prison, and the inmates are not fooled.

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  • Imagine that the earth takes up arms to defend itself against invasion, that the hills, the streams, the gorges, the grottos are death-dealing machines which come out to meet the regular troops.

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  • The labyrinthine network of grottos was formed by seawater pounding against the soft chalk walls for thousands of years.

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  • His latest work, Starchitect, picks up where Cardboard Palace left off, dividing ArtSway into grottos, with a starry firmament of cardboard trellises framing ornate reworkings of tat shop finds.

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  • Sarastro in Covent Garden also has a similar layout with little grottos and booths up the stairs, although the lewd art work in the toilets is also quite a sight.

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  • I have looked grottos up on the internet and there are all sorts and kinds and how to make one.

    Weekending at the Holt House

  • He had an in-ground pool with a waterfall straight out of Cribs on MTV—rock formations with overflowing water, small caverns, and mini grottos.

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  • His most recent UK show, at London's Gagosian gallery, featured caves, grottos and bottled model cities based on the city of Kandor from the Superman comics, along with an S&M-themed film.

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  • (Soundbite of footsteps) MANN: I set off again on my own path, picking my way through grottos of rock that look like they're decorated with stain glass windows.

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  • Sheep knucklebone floors were a passing fad among 19th-century estate owners, used for decorating gothic grottos and the like.

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