tunnel


tunnel
01. The prisoners dug a [tunnel] under the fence in order to escape from the penitentiary.
02. A rabbit [tunneled] under the fence, and ate all the lettuce in our garden.
03. For reasons of safety, please remove your sunglasses when driving through the [tunnel].
04. There is now a [tunnel] under the ocean going from England to France.
05. Princess Diana died when the car she was in crashed in a [tunnel] in France.
06. Wasps often [tunnel] into ripe plums while they are still on the tree to get at the sweet juices.
07. The thieves had to [tunnel] through a ten-foot cement and steel wall to get to the money.
08. An animal called a mole can dig a [tunnel] 100 yards long in just one night.
09. The children dug a [tunnel] though the snow, and played in it for hours.
10. There was a terrible accident involving a number of cars and trucks in a [tunnel] through a mountain in Switzerland recently.
11. You should turn on your headlights, and remove your sunglasses when driving through a [tunnel].
12. An English workman once found an unused [tunnel] leading directly into the vaults of the Bank of England.
13. In March of 1944, the greatest mass escape from a Second World War prisoner-of-war camp occurred when 76 allied airmen [tunneled] out. Only 3 made it home.
14. In 1957, the United States set off its first underground nuclear test in a mountain [tunnel] in the remote desert 100 miles from Las Vegas.
15. As worms [tunnel] through the earth, they help to introduce water and air into the soil.

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  • tunnel — [ tynɛl ] n. m. • 1825 à propos de l Angleterre; angl. tunnel, du fr. tonnelle (XVIe) « longue voûte en berceau » 1 ♦ Galerie souterraine destinée au passage d une voie de communication (sous un cours d eau, un bras de mer; à travers une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tunnel [1] — Tunnel, künstlich hergestellter Hohlraum von größerem, verschiedenartig gestaltetem röhrenförmigem Querschnitte, der unter der Erdoberfläche oder unter Gewässern, horizontal oder geneigt in gerader Linie oder in Krümmungen angelegt, zur freien,… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Tunnel [3] — Tunnel, erweiterter Ausdruck nicht nur für ein, im rein bergmännischen Ausbau durch ragende Hindernisse oder unter der Erd(Wasser )oberfläche errichtetes röhrenförmiges Bauwerk, sondern auch für ein solches, das offen, von Tag aus oder nach… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, n. [F. tonnelle a semicircular, wagon headed vault, a tunnel net, an arbor, OF. also tonnel; dim. of tonne a tun; so named from its resemblance to a tun in shape. See {Ton}.] 1. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel — (engl., »Trichter, Röhre«, v. altfranz. tonnel, Tonne; hierzu die Tafel »Tunnelbau« mit Text), ein wesentlich wagerechter Gang (Stollen) von solchen Abmessungen, daß ein Verkehrsweg (Straße, Schiffahrtkanal, Eisenbahn) durch das Erdinnere geführt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tunneled}or {Tunnelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tunneling} or {Tunnelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests. Derham. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel 1 — (6,330m), is a tunnel under construction situated in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The tunnel is located on the road that connects Tobiagrande with Puerto Salgar. Up ahead the road connects with another tunnel that is named Tunnel 11… …   Wikipedia

  • Tunnel — Sm std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. tunnel, dieses aus afrz. tonnel Tonnengewölbe, Faß , aus gall. tunna.    Ebenso nndl. tunnel, ne. tunnel, nfrz. tunnel, nschw. tunnel, nnorw. tunnel; Tonne. ✎ Krüger (1979), 451; DF 5 (1981), 528… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tunnel — [tun′əl] n. [ME tonel, a net with wide opening and narrow end < MFr tonnelle, arbor, semicircular vault < OFr tonnel, dim. of tonne, TUN] 1. Obs. a) a flue b) a funnel 2. a passageway, as through a mountain or under a body of water, as for… …   English World dictionary

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, v. i. To make a tunnel; as, to tunnel under a river. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel — »unter der Erde angelegter, durch einen Berg führender Verkehrsweg«: Das Wort wurde im 19. Jh. aus engl. tunnel »unterirdischer Gang, Stollen; Tunnel« entlehnt, das seinerseits aus afrz. tonnel (= frz. tonnelle) »Tonnengewölbe; Fass« stammt. Dies …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch