W. P. Craighill.
(Un"der*charge`) n. A charge that is less than is usual or suitable.
(Un"der*clay`) n. (Geol.) A stratum of clay lying beneath a coal bed, often containing the
roots of coal plants, especially the Stigmaria.
(Un"der*cliff`) n. A subordinate cliff on a shore, consisting of material that has fallen from the
higher cliff above.
(Un"der*clothes`) n. pl. Clothes worn under others, especially those worn next the skin
(Un"der*cloth`ing) n. Same as Underclothes.
1. A coat worn under another; a light coat, as distinguished from an overcoat, or a greatcoat.
2. A growth of short hair or fur partially concealed by a longer growth; as, a dog's undercoat.
(Un"der*con`duct) n. A lower conduit; a subterranean conduit. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Un`der*con*sump"tion) n. (Polit. Econ.) Consumption of less than is produced; consumption
of less than the usual amount. F. A. Walkr.
(Un"der*craft`) n. A sly trick or device; as, an undercraft of authors. [R.] Sterne.
(Un`der*creep") v. i. To creep secretly or privily. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Un`der*crest") v. t. To support as a crest; to bear. [Obs. & R.] Shak.
(Un"der*croft) n. [Under + Prov. E. croft a vault; cf. OD. krochte crypt, and E. crypt.] (Arch.)
A subterranean room of any kind; esp., one under a church or one used as a chapel or for any sacred
(Un`der*cry") v. i. To cry aloud. [Obs.] Wyclif.
1. A current below the surface of water, sometimes flowing in a contrary direction to that on the surface.