half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
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How to use semisubterranean in a sentence
In these cases, the semisubterranean kiva was still retained in the courtyard as a definite religious structure.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico | John M. Corbett
Houses on exposed elevations he found to be still semisubterranean.
The houses were all of the semisubterranean, circular type discussed previously.Francis Drake and the California Indians, 1579 | Robert F. Heizer