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  • adj. underground, subterranean

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Subterraneous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Subterranean.


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  • But don't be surprised, you who will be guarding them at their subterrene caviar and quails-in-aspic, if they have you eating each other, the better to control you and keep you on your toes and the edge on your murderous 'competitive spirit'.

    The Weather Forecast

  • The restaurant, with its acre of tables, glassed and naperied; the ranges of telephone booths, all going it together; the cellars, a vast subterrene, with dusky avenues of lockers, each cluttered with beverages of individual predilection -- though I suppose that, after all, they were a good deal alike ....

    On the Stairs

  • She floated down the steps and found herself in a big subterrene room with walls tiled like those of the hotel bathroom.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Not what stands above ground, but what lies unseen under it, as the root and subterrene element it sprang from and emblemed forth, determines the value.

    Paras. 1-24

  • "They are the enchanted herd of Slieve Fuad, and from their abode subterrene they have come up late into the world surrounded by night that they may graze upon Eiriu's plains, and it is not lawful even to look upon them."

    The Coming of Cuculain

  • The troll dances his gruesome jig on lonely hills the gnome executes his little pigeon wing in the obscure subterrene by the glimmer of a diamond.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 Epigrams, On With the Dance, Negligible Tales

  • Was I left to perish of starvation in this subterrene world of darkness; or what fate, perhaps even more fearful, awaited me?

    The Pit and the Pendulum

  • And there is an indistinct murmur which cometh out from among them like the rushing of subterrene water.

    Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. In Two Volumes. Vol. II

  • When you roll down your car window and ask for the distance, it's understood that you aren't asking for the distance by chopper or a subterrene.

    Library of Economics and Liberty

  • _terrier_ -- derived, of course, from _terre_ -- signifies not only the dog, but a burrow in the earth; a kind of retreat in which such dogs are supposed to pass a portion of their existence, occupied in the subterrene branches of the chase.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859


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