cellar


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  • noun

Synonyms for cellar

the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level

an excavation where root vegetables are stored

storage space where wines are stored

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He had run up against the ghost on the little staircase, by the footlights, which leads to "the cellars.
Leaving me to go down to the cellar, he would rush wildly to the barn and begin to send me signals along his experimental wires.
It passed, scrap- ing faintly across the cellar door.
Monsieur Grimaud (he told us his name, although he does not talk much)-Monsieur Grimaud, then, went down to the cellar, wounded as he was; then his master, having admitted him, barricaded the door afresh, and ordered us to remain quietly in our own bar.
I determined to wall it up in the cellar - as the monks of the middle ages are recorded to have walled up their victims.
The king then descended and went himself to see the barrels of specie, in gold and silver, which, under the direction of Colbert, four men had just rolled into a cellar of which the king had given Colbert the key in the morning.
Merryweather stopped to light a lantern, and then conducted us down a dark, earth-smelling passage, and so, after opening a third door, into a huge vault or cellar, which was piled all round with crates and massive boxes.
The enormously thick walls and tiny windows of this part had in the last century driven the family into building the new wing, and the old one was used now as a store-house and a cellar, when it was used at all.
The old woman then mixed a sleeping draught with their wine, and before long they were all lying on the floor of the cellar, fast asleep and snoring.
Thereafter they had conducted me through the book-lined door of my undoing, down stone stairs leading to three cellar doors, one of which they had double-locked upon me.
had then beaten the tavern-keeper "with offensive cudgels," and joyously pillaged the tavern, even to smashing in the hogsheads of wine in the cellar.
And then shall I run down the cellar and get some russets, Matthew?
They have water in it, and the pantries and closets are beautiful, and there is not another such cellar in P.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
But that has not stopped our searching, and has not prevented the examining magistrate and his Registrar from studying the floor plank by plank, as if there had been a cellar under it.