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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life;
- Example: "a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells
[syn: hole-and-corner, hole-in-corner]

2. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;
- Example: "clandestine intelligence operations"
- Example: "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"
- Example: "hole-and-corner intrigue"
- Example: "secret missions"
- Example: "a secret agent"
- Example: "secret sales of arms"
- Example: "surreptitious mobilization of troops"
- Example: "an undercover investigation"
- Example: "underground resistance"
[syn: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hole-and-corner adj 1: relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life; "a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells [syn: hole-and-corner, hole-in-corner] 2: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance" [syn: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground]