And without dismounting from their horses, they formed a circle round the grotto.
Napoleon had been at his favorite resort,—the grotto that overlooked the sea.
Eight years elapsed before the grotto was visited by M. Louis Lartet, the great French archologist.
And what great stories have you been telling yourself today in your grotto?
Apollo is in his grotto, served by seven graceful nymphs: while close by the steeds of the sun-god are being watered by tritons.
It was Abbe Judaine who gave the signal for starting on the journey to the grotto.
As he thought this, he discovered, in a mountain-wall near the roadside, the vaulted entrance to a grotto.
You could not see the grotto, the entrance of which was on the left, at the base of the rock.
The soil of the grotto had apparently risen at a subsequent period.
But what a terrible business did the removal of the offerings from the grotto prove!
1610s, from Italian grotta, ultimately from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte "hidden place" (see crypt). Terminal -o may be from its being spelled that way in many translations of Dante's "Divine Comedy."