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Synonyms for subterranean

located or operating beneath the earth's surface

Synonyms for subterranean

being or operating under the surface of the earth

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lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

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References in classic literature ?
Nothing makes so much smoke as burning straw--now where did the smoke go to, if there is no subterranean outlet?
So it seemed quite evident that the subterranean outlet indeed existed.
was, at the time of the great shock of the 20th, violently shaken, so that the trees beat against each other, and a volcano burst forth under water close to the shore: these facts are remarkable because this island, during the earthquake of 1751, was then also affected more violently than other places at an equal distance from Concepcion, and this seems to show some subterranean connection between these two points.
The space, from under which volcanic matter on the 20th was actually erupted, is 720 miles in one line, and 400 miles in another line at right angles to the first: hence, in all probability, a subterranean lake of lava is here stretched out, of nearly double the area of the Black Sea.
Neither the darkness, nor the plunge in the subterranean river, nor the roll down the slope, had been able to separate Good and his eye- glass.
We have the means for navigating a subterranean river.
These same lamps may have been doing continuous duty in these subterranean chambers for ages, since they require no attention and are so compounded that they give off but the minutest of their substance in the generation of years of luminosity.
They had reached the tower now, and as they entered it from the subterranean corridor a backward glance revealed the van of their pursuers--hideous kaldanes mounted upon swift and powerful rykors.
Through subterranean chambers, connected by winding passageways, Bukawai staggered with his load.
As he passed through the winding corridors and the subterranean apartments, Tarzan saw nothing of the hyenas.
I have a subterranean way from here into the Hall," Mr.
They traversed about a hundred yards of subterranean way.
How is it, that you, a mere oarsman in the fishery, pretend to know aught about the subterranean parts of the whale?
The numerous lofty, granite towers which mark the several entrances to the subterranean city were all in front of me--behind, the plain stretched level and unbroken to the nearby foothills.
In cathedrals, it was, in some sort, another subterranean cathedral, low, dark, mysterious, blind, and mute, under the upper nave which was overflowing with light and reverberating with organs and bells day and night.