Definition: small cavern
Definition: small cavern
Sentences Containing 'grotto'
``Yes,''said he,``I made a vow, to our Lady of the Grotto not to cut my hair or beard for ten years if I were saved in a moment of danger; but to day the vow expires.''
It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
Edmond inserted his lever in the ring and exerted all his strength; the flag stone yielded, and disclosed steps that descended until they were lost in the obscurity of a subterraneous grotto.
He had only found the first grotto; he had now to seek the second.
He reflected that this second grotto must penetrate deeper into the island; he examined the stones, and sounded one part of the wall where he fancied the opening existed, masked for precaution's sake.
At last, after renewed hesitation, Dantes entered the second grotto.
The second grotto was lower and more gloomy than the first; the air that could only enter by the newly formed opening had the mephitic smell Dantes was surprised not to find in the outer cavern.
He glanced around this second grotto; it was, like the first, empty.
At length the boat touched the shore, but without effort, without shock, as lips touch lips; and he entered the grotto amidst continued strains of most delicious melody.
He found that he was in a grotto, went towards the opening, and through a kind of fanlight saw a blue sea and an azure sky.
Franz took the lamp, and entered the subterranean grotto, followed by Gaetano.
He recognized the place where he had awaked by the bed of heather that was there; but it was in vain that he carried his torch all round the exterior surface of the grotto.
Since, the evening before, he had really been the hero of one of the tales of the``Thousand and One Nights,''and he was irresistibly attracted towards the grotto.
He had lost all hope of detecting the secret of the grotto; he consequently despatched his breakfast, and, his boat being ready, he hastened on board, and they were soon under way.
Luigi took her arm beneath his own, and led her to the door of the grotto.
``Teresa uttered a cry of joy, and, without inquiring whence this attire came, or even thanking Luigi, darted into the grotto, transformed into a dressing room.
As he came within two or three hundred paces of the grotto, he thought he heard a cry.
This man, who was hastening towards the wood, was already three quarters of the way on the road from the grotto to the forest.
Vampa took Cucumetto's body in his arms and conveyed it to the grotto, while in her turn Teresa remained outside.
At the end of a quarter of an hour Vampa quitted the grotto; his costume was no less elegant than that of Teresa.
Ali was on the box, in whom Franz recognized the dumb slave of the grotto of Monte Cristo.
At the other end, silent, scarcely visible, and like a shadow, was a sentinel, who was walking up and down before a grotto, which was only distinguishable because in that spot the darkness seemed more dense than elsewhere.
He dwelt with considerable force and energy on the almost magical hospitality he had received from the count, and the magnificence of his entertainment in the grotto of the``Thousand and One Nights.''
These twenty millions are concealed in my grotto at Monte Cristo, of which Bertuccio knows the secret.
Morrel mechanically followed the count, and they had entered the grotto before he perceived it.
They had found the door of the grotto opened, and gone forth; on the azure dome of heaven still glittered a few remaining stars.
All that is in this grotto, my friend, my house in the Champs Elysees, and my chateau at Treport, are the marriage gifts bestowed by Edmond Dantes upon the son of his old master, Morrel.
Back to the Grotto is the debut studio album by northern California rock band The Mother Hips.
Within of the airport are the internationally known dive springs of "Devil's Den" and "Blue Grotto".
Also on the property are a contributing carriage house, smoke house, caretaker's cottage, stone grotto and goldfish pond, and three farm outbuildings.
Finished in 1689, it was intended to serve as a bathhouse, habitable pavilion and a garden grotto.
Gennaro looks everywhere for Teresina and eventually finding her in The Blue Grotto, a magical place ruled by Golfo who has turned Teresina into a Naiad (Fairy of the Sea).
Quickly, Gennaro and Teresina leave the Grotto to return to Naples.
The Grotto of Rochefort, within the town, contains six chambers, the largest and highest of which was called the Sabbat ("Encyclopædia Britannica" 1911).
Pieces of ochre had been found out in grotto of the cave, which indicates that people of those times understood colors and their correlation.
He also built the Medici Fountain to the east of the palace as a nympheum, an artificial grotto and fountain, without its present pond and statuary.
It was in the form of a grotto, a popular feature of the Italian Renaissance garden.
The long basin of water was built and flanked by plane trees, and the sculptures of the giant Polyphemus surprising the lovers Acis and Galatea, by French classical sculptor Auguste Ottin, were added to the grotto's rockwork.
The full importance of this snide remark is not revealed until "The Grim Grotto" and "The End."
Also, the sour apples are hinted at in "The Grim Grotto", when Fiona remarks that a cure for the Medusoid Mycelium happens to be horseradish, and horseradish covers the apples, giving them a somewhat bitter but sweet taste.
In Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Medusoid Mycelium' is a deadly mushroom that grows in the Gorgonian Grotto, serving as major plot devices in the books "The Grim Grotto" and "The End".
The following is a passage from "Mushroom Minutiae" (a fictional book of mushroom science quoted in "The Grim Grotto"): "The Grim Grotto, located in propinquity to Anwhistle Aquatics, has appropriately wraithlike nomenclature, with roots in Grecian mythology, as this conical cavern is fecund with what is perhaps the bugaboo of the entire mycological pantheon.
The Medusoid Mycelium has a unique conducive strategy of waxing and waning: first a brief dormant cycle in which the mycelium is nearly invisible, and then a precipitated flowering into speckled stalks and caps of such intense venom that it is fortunate the grotto serves as quarantine.
Kit Snicket writes a letter making references to the consequences of using the fungus: "The poisonous fungus you insist on cultivating in the grotto will bring grim consequences for all of us.
In "The Grim Grotto", the Medusoid Mycelia play a major role when Sunny gets infected while searching with the other siblings and Fiona for the sugar bowl in the Gorgonian Grotto.
Until the events at the end of "The Grim Grotto", it had been safely quarantined in the Gorgonian Grotto, but a sample was taken and kept by Count Olaf as a biological weapon which, could spread the deadly fungus far and wide if opened.
The gardens include an embanked grotto, constructed of stone.
The main part of the campus and National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes are located to the west of the highway; the athletic complex, which includes Knott Arena, is to the east. North of Mount St.
Dexter lives in a grotto in the outskirts of Quetzo, under Iloka.
It had an inwrought interior with an unusual solution: the altar was made as grotto and the rostrum as whale.
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euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
engulf - surround and swallow up
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify