Rock that is not detached but still forms part of the earth: a chamber cut out of the living rock
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- A warm yellow light flowed into the passage, brightening with every step until, without any presage, the narrow channel opened into a vast, arched cathedral, fashioned out of the very living rock.
- The south-west stand is dug into the hillside to create a Piranesian undercroft of stairs, lifts and concourses set against a backdrop of living rock.
- They had been carved out of living rock, she was certain.
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Syllabification: liv·ing rock
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