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synonyms for oubliette

  • torture chamber
  • cell
  • vault
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How to use oubliette in a sentence

In the centre of the chamber there is an oubliette to the darkness below.
WINGED WHEELS IN FRANCEMICHAEL MYERS SHOEMAKER
It was an oubliette—a pit with a trap-door, which drew the veil of oblivion over the man who had vanished.
HISTORICAL MINIATURESAUGUST STRINDBERG
In this there used to be in olden times an oubliette in which unhappy prisoners were let down.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
It was an oubliette, a dungeon where the prisoner might be buried alive, and never come forth again, alive or dead.
PASSAGES FROM THE FRENCH AND ITALIAN NOTEBOOKS, VOLUME 1NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
As he plunged into the deep water of the oubliette a fiendish laugh echoed in his ears.
PHILO GUBB CORRESPONDENCE-SCHOOL DETECTIVEELLIS PARKER BUTLER
The oubliette—a dark, dank dungeon hidden beneath the ground—was a favorite method of killing detectives, it seemed.
PHILO GUBB CORRESPONDENCE-SCHOOL DETECTIVEELLIS PARKER BUTLER
It was the water of the oubliette, and he gazed on it with horror as it rose, inch by inch, toward him.
PHILO GUBB CORRESPONDENCE-SCHOOL DETECTIVEELLIS PARKER BUTLER
In vain had Mrs. Besant been released from her modern oubliette before Mr. Montagu started for India.
INDIA, OLD AND NEWSIR VALENTINE CHIROL
Is there not in yonder tower an oubliette that yawns for the disobedient vassal?
BARN AND THE PYRENEESLOUISA STUART COSTELLO
The appalling cynicism that constructed this particular example of an oubliette beneath the chapel floor is worthy of remark.
THE CORNISH COAST (SOUTH)CHARLES G. HARPER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OUBLIETTE

  • cell
  • oubliette
  • torture chamber
  • vault
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