false bottom

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Noun1.false bottom - a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom)
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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Taking it between my finger and thumb, and drawing it upward, I discovered that there was a false bottom to the case, forming a secret compartment for letters and papers.
Yes," he declared, after looking it over, "the thing certainly has a false bottom.
Barrois touched a spring, the false bottom came out, and they saw a bundle of papers tied with a black string.
4 400 m 2 demolition / disposal formwork, - about 190 m 3 demolition / disposal fills false bottom, - approx.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers found two packets of the substance sealed in a false bottom slot of Medina Paez Maria Artmelis's suitcase.
Julius Musyoki, Customs and Border Control commissioner for the Kenya Revenue Authority, said the substance had been carefully sealed in a false bottom slot on suspect Medina Paez' suitcase.
Working as a police dog for nearly two months, Reptar has sniffed out a small memory card that was hidden in a drawer by attaching it to a false bottom.
Hidden beneath a false bottom, speakers emit lightly edited recordings that McGill began compiling six years ago in various campi throughout Venice.
Usually you get a false bottom, or two or three or four," Oxy's CEO said.
Everyone said, 'yeah right,' but I went home and got an old tea urn, fitted it with a false bottom, then went to the home brew shop in Whitley Bay and bought myself proper malt and hops, and Hadrian brewery kindly gave me some of their yeast.
The Canadian rising star of Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats - not to mention donning a huge false bottom on Let's Dance With Comic Relief - confesses she was a waitress who fell into stand-up comedy almost by accident.
When frisked, no banned items were found, but when his luggage was inspected, two transparent bags were found professionally stashed in a false bottom of one of his bags.