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.
More Vocab Words::: orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
::: sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
::: covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
::: friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: funereal - sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
::: laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
::: poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
::: inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old