subterranean


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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?
As I later learned, they had been to the subterranean vaults in which the eggs were kept and had transported them to the incubator, which they had then walled up for another five years, and which, in all probability, would not be visited again during that period.
If there was, the subterranean current must necessarily run from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, from the sole cause of difference of level.
Plainly, this second species of Man was subterranean.
Then Fouquet descended about a score of steps which sank, winding, underground, and came to a long, subterranean passage, lighted by imperceptible loopholes.
I was awakened with a start by cries of alarm, and scarce were my eyes opened, nor had I yet sufficiently collected my wits to quite realize where I was, when a fusillade of shots rang out, reverberating through the subterranean corridors in a series of deafening echoes.
But the roar--the awful, deafening roar of those tumbling waters penned in the rocky, subterranean vault
I preferred to run no risks, and would have a look at the subterranean passage instead.
We rode on asses and mules up the steep, narrow streets and entered the subterranean galleries the English have blasted out in the rock.
We dared not follow the banks of the subterranean river for fear lest we should fall into it again in the darkness.
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.
He paused, hesitatingly, for a moment or two; but the huge sentinel who followed him thrust him out of the subterranean passage.
Hilbery's study ran out behind the rest of the house, on the ground floor, and was a very silent, subterranean place, the sun in daytime casting a mere abstract of light through a skylight upon his books and the large table, with its spread of white papers, now illumined by a green reading-lamp.
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.
No sound broke the stillness of the subterranean vault.