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storm cellar

[′stȯrm ‚sel·ər]
(civil engineering)

storm cellar

A cellar used for shelter against violent storms such as cyclones, tornadoes, or hurricanes.
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The only thing left to show that she was there is the old storm cellar and generations of people whom she touched and this middle-aged woman's fond childhood memories.
The egg in the storm cellar is glowing and which is making Pauline paint in a distressed, hyper state.
He had earlier seen her vision in the storm cellar after Melanie kissed him and left the cellar.
Marvel convinces Dorothy to return to the farm, but a twister moves in, stranding her from her family, who are locked in the farm's storm cellar.
A tornado ripping off a storm cellar door along with the man gripping the handle: ``There's been some artistic license there.
I've heard stories about a farmer coming out of his storm cellar and finding his cow chewing cud on the other side of the farm.
Becky Naylor, 57 and her family rushed to the storm cellar in their home in Mayfower when they heard that debris was falling in nearby Morgan.
A Moore man has few words after he comes out of his family's storm cellar.
In Storm Cellars, for example, Stormthrower is represented by McCarthy as being very much aware of a rapidly growing gap emerging between herself and humankind; even more aware, in fact, than we as a people are of her: "And she hears us / backing off from it all--/sandbagging our lives, digging / firebreaks around ourselves.
That is, if we are poised to exploit the opportunity and not hunker down in storm cellars.