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  • noun Plural form of underpinner.


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  • Another minute, and the town was taken; but so well had the firing of the mine been timed, that just at this instant the underpinners gave way, and the tower suddenly sank away from the walls, tearing the drawbridge clear and pouring the soldiers off it against the masonry, and on to the dry moat.

    The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade 1849


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