The only catch—he never mined a thing and the tunnel led to a scenic ledge.
Learning is a tunnel experience that makes us think more broadly.
Later, in a press conference, he explained that the tunnel had almost reached the miners, and the steps that will now follow.
Finally a police truck emerged slowly from the tunnel with the wrecked car on the back.
Brock Akil began to see a light at the end of the tunnel when Kerry Washington arrived on a major network in Scandal.
He, too, had striven to wrest the treasure from the stone by driving a tunnel into the cliff.
Most of the mining is done in hydraulic and tunnel claims in deep hills.
The man with the lantern looked quickly about and then moved swiftly into the mouth of the tunnel.
She knew, of course, really that the tunnel was lit from end to end by electricity.
I must hurry back, for the count's people would not understand my secret errand through the tunnel.
mid-15c., "funnel-shaped net for catching birds," from Middle French tonnelle "net," or tonel "cask," diminutive of Old French tonne "tun, cask for liquids," possibly from the same source as Old English tunne (see tun).
Sense of "tube, pipe" (1540s) developed in English and led to sense of "underground passage," which is first attested 1765, about five years after the first modern tunnel was built (on the Grand Trunk Canal in England). This sense subsequently has been borrowed into French (1878). The earlier native word for this was mine. Meaning "burrow of an animal" is from 1873. Tunnel vision first recorded 1949. The figurative phrase light at the end of the tunnel is attested from 1922.
"excavate underground," 1795, from tunnel (n.).
tunnel tun·nel (tŭn'əl)
A passage located through or under a barrier.
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