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storm cellar

a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar.
Origin of storm cellar
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Two people inside the home escaped injury-free as they sought shelter in an underground storm cellar.
  • Seeking shelter from an approaching tornado, a farm family retreats to the storm cellar.
  • Rescuers had to free a family that was trapped inside a storm cellar.
  • He hurried his family to the storm cellar and decided to take one last look before closing the door.
  • It didn't total it but he was in a storm cellar behind the house.
  • Huddled in a storm cellar, a farm hand tells about the dog who was blown into his life by a tornado.
  • After the war, storekeepers often brought in ice and produce through the storm cellar door.

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