Underground railway
Underground Un"der*ground`, a. 1. Being below the surface of the ground; as, an underground story or apartment. [1913 Webster]

2. Done or occurring out of sight; secret. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Underground railroad} or {Underground railway}. See under {Railroad}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Underground railway — may refer to*The Underground Railroad, a network of clandestine routes by which African slaves in the 19th century United States attempted to escape to free states, or as far north as Canada, with the aid of abolitionists. *Rapid transit, urban… …   Wikipedia

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  • Underground Railway — noun see Underground Railroad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • underground — (adv.) 1570s, below the surface, from UNDER (Cf. under) + GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.). As an adjective, attested from c.1600; figurative sense of hidden, secret is attested from 1630s; adjectival meaning subculture is from 1953, from World War II… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Underground — Un der*ground , a. 1. Being below the surface of the ground; as, an underground story or apartment. [1913 Webster] 2. Done or occurring out of sight; secret. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Underground railroad} or {Underground railway}. See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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