a secret dungeon with an opening only in the ceiling, as in certain old castles.
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How to use oubliette in a sentence
In the centre of the chamber there is an oubliette to the darkness below.Winged Wheels in France | Michael Myers Shoemaker
It was an oubliette—a pit with a trap-door, which drew the veil of oblivion over the man who had vanished.Historical Miniatures | August Strindberg
In this there used to be in olden times an oubliette in which unhappy prisoners were let down.
It was an oubliette, a dungeon where the prisoner might be buried alive, and never come forth again, alive or dead.Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1 | Nathaniel Hawthorne
As he plunged into the deep water of the oubliette a fiendish laugh echoed in his ears.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective | Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for oubliette
a dungeon, the only entrance to which is through the top
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