It will be noticed that the bright mass near the centre of the plate is tunnelled with dark holes and furrowed by dusky lanes.
You can see them plainly, tunnelled maze and rounded nest and all.
But the boys got to work at recess and tunnelled through the great drift, so that there was a passage to their door.
Have mountains ever been removed or tunnelled without faith?
The second Cut represents the tunnelled communication between the two Gardens, beneath the carriage-road of the Park.
He cuts into a bank with his feet until he has tunnelled for a yard or so.
No signs of intra-peritoneal injury were noted, but free suppuration occurred in left loin; the ilium was tunnelled.
They tunnelled like moles, under the moats and through the earthworks.
Behind, arose tall red cliffs, crowned with ancient trees, tunnelled with black cavities.
tunnelled over to Paris, shopped, and back by the six rapid.
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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