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sunken garden

[suhng-kuh n gahr-dn] /ˈsʌŋ kən ˈgɑr dn/
noun
1.
a formal garden set below the main level of the ground surrounding it.
Sometimes, sunk garden.
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  • He could see a corner of a sunken garden with stiff borders of box.

    The Innocents Sinclair Lewis
  • He crossed to the sunken garden, and at the top of the steps paused.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • Did I ever sit beside her on a ledge of stone overlooking a sunken garden?

    Lazarre

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Down at Seabright, Hastings and his wife walked in the sunken garden.

  • James Lawlor was with me in the sunken garden, and he began to speak about James Hattersley.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • Harley nodded good-humouredly, and together we descended the steps to the sunken garden.

    Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
  • The air was heavy with the perfume of the grapes and the smell of late flowers from the sunken garden near by.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • We ascended the steps of the stone pavilion, and sat down in an arch like a balcony over the sunken garden.

    Lazarre

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • At one side of the house was a terrace hedged with box and evergreen; beyond that a sunken garden.

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Maximilian Foster
  • Once he wandered into a driveway and seeking a way out crashed into a sunken garden.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson

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