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base·ment

(bās'ment),
1. Synonym(s): base (1)
2. A cavity or space partly or completely separated from a larger space above it.

base·ment

(bās'mĕnt)
1. Synonym(s): base (1) .
2. A cavity or space partly or completely separated from a larger space above it.
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Heathcliff and his man climbed the cellar steps with vexatious phlegm: I don't think they moved one second faster than usual, though the hearth was an absolute tempest of worrying and yelping.
When, on the other hand, I think of the exact spot where the body was discovered-- the third cellar underneath the stage
For the next three years this cellar was his favorite retreat.
I crept back to the coal cellar, shut the door, and began to cover myself up as much as I could, and as noiselessly as possible in the darkness, among the firewood and coal therein.
Yes, in the Haymarket; they were bringing it up out of a cellar.
As I was anxious to repair the wrongs I had done the prisoner," resumed the innkeeper, "I took my way straight to the cellar in order to set him at liberty.
One day she accompanied me, upon some household errand, into the cellar of the old building which our poverty compelled us to inhabit.
The king opened it himself, and beheld Colbert, whose first word was this: -- "The money is in your majesty's cellar.
Snapping away with a camera when he ought to be improving his mind, and then diving down into the cellar like a rabbit into its hole to develop his pictures.
Of course we searched the house from cellar to garret, but there was no trace of him.
There was no garret at all, and no cellar--except a small hole dug in the ground, called a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose, mighty enough to crush any building in its path.
At last she came to the cellar, and there sat a very, very old woman, who could not keep her head from shaking.