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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of underwork.


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  • The Americans thought the line must have snagged on some cinderblock or tire or rusty sink, or worse, had lodged itself into the canal bottom, onto some umbilical iron strut plugged into the underworks of the entire city.

    The Shell Collector : Stories

  • Marie looked over the guard-rail and saw that the driver had left his place and was kneeling in the dust beside the car peering at its underworks.


  • The waggons, of which, including my two, there were ten, were drawn into the form of a square, and the disselboom of each securely lashed with reims to the underworks of that in front of it.

    Allan's Wife

  • Over a bason not wider than 175 feet, a roof can be thrown, in the manner of that of the Halle au blé at Paris, which needing no underworks to support it, will permit the bason to be entirely open and free for the movement of the vessels.



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