oubliette oubliette

Definition(s):

  • (n) a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling

Usage(s):

  1. Then there were dozens of painters who, through changes of fashion, dispersal of their work or simply the fact of being women, fell into the oubliette.
  2. So the oubliette yawned and swallowed him.
  3. It's not as though Miro or Matisse is about to vanish into the oubliette--that isn't in the cards.
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