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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grotto  \Grot"to\,  n.;  pl  {Grottoes}.  [Formerly  grotta,  fr  It 
  grotta,  LL  grupta  fr  L.  crypta  a  con  cealed  subterranran 
  passage  vault,  cavern,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  concealed,  fr  ?  to 
  conceal.  Cf  {Grot},  {Crypt}.] 
  A  natural  covered  opening  in  the  earth;  a  cave;  also  an 
  artificial  recess,  cave,  or  cavernlike  apartment. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Grottoes,  VA  (town,  FIPS  33488) 
  Location:  38.26809  N,  78.82461  W 
  Population  (1990):  1455  (573  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24441 




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