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sou·ter·rain

 (so͞o′tə-rān′)
n.
An underground passageway, chamber, or series of chambers, sometimes having a roof of stone slabs, built as part of an ancient settlement or fort, especially in the British Isles.

[Earlier, any underground passage or storeroom, from French, from Old French, sozterrain (formed on the model of Latin subterrāneus, underground) : soz, under (from Latin subtus, from sub; see upo in Indo-European roots) + terre, earth (from Latin terra; see ters- in Indo-European roots).]
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souterrain

(ˈsuːtəˌreɪn)
n
(Archaeology) archaeol an underground chamber or passage
[C18: from French]
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souterrain

Any underground passage or chamber.
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Also found was a souterrain - an underground area believed to have been used as a food store or bolthole if the settlement was attacked.
Cowie had its own hillfort and Stirling's only souterrain (both now quarried away) and is home to the area's oldest houses (all lying under Roundhouse and Flint Crescent) and our most beautiful prehistoric stone carvings.
"Initial indications are that this is the remains of a souterrain of Iron Age date.
Certains utilisent des branches pour recuperer des termites ou des fourmis, d'autres creusent le sol pour trouver du miel souterrain. Des groupes ont appris a casser des noix.
Pour ce qui est de ses composantes, le projet devait comprendre, en dehors du siege de la banque, un parking souterrain a 3 niveaux, une composante hoteliere ainsi qu'une composante residentielle.
Awad a declare Mercredi a l'aeroport de Khartoum en provenance de la Chine que cette station produira l'electricite pour tous les etats federes de grand Darfour et Kordofan de l'ouest puisqu'elle comprend des ligne de transfert de l'electricite et le gaz ainsi que l'eau a partir de bassin souterrain et d'autres services ajoutant qu'elle sera liee avec le reseau national d'electricite.
En plus d'une croisette, oE on peut trouver restaurants, cafes, yacht club, galeries d'art et un parking souterrain d'une capacite de 500 places...
Ainsi, 30 hectares seront reserves aux espaces publics destines a accueillir des activites a caractere culturel, associatif ou festif, en plus de l'amenagement et la construction d'espaces residentiels et de plateaux de bureaux sur environ 130.000 m2, et un ensemble de parkings de 4200 places, dont 1000 places en souterrain.
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