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subsurface

[suhb-sur-fuh s, suhb-sur-] /sʌbˈsɜr fəs, ˈsʌbˌsɜr-/
adjective
1.
below the surface, especially of a body of water.
Origin of subsurface
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; sub- + surface
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  • I'll have the subsurface part, from the sixth floor down, airsealed.

    Omnilingual H. Beam Piper
  • At 125th Street and Lenox Avenue one of the most complicated network of subsurface structures was encountered.

  • A number of interesting methods of providing for subsurface structures are shown in photographs pages 51 to 54.

  • It also soon appeared that the German U-boats would not fight our subsurface vessels.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • The submarine has two sets of engines, one for surface travel and the other for subsurface travel.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • In order to recharge these batteries and gain motive power for subsurface travel, the submarine has to come to the surface.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • The effect in a given region depends to a large degree on local surface and subsurface geologic conditions.

    Earthquakes Kaye M. Shedlock
  • There was a vast amount of whisper and low-toned wordiness, subsurface complaint and counter-complaint.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • A subsurface drain, some fifty feet long and connected with the gutter of an intersecting road, took care of the lawn.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley

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