understratum


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un·der·stra·tum

 (ŭn′dər-strā′təm, -străt′əm)
n. pl. un·der·stra·ta (-strā′tə, -străt′ə) or un·der·stra·tums
A substratum.

understratum

(ˈʌndəˌstrɑːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə) or -tums
(Physical Geography) the layer of soil underneath the soil on the surface; a substratum or subsoil
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The vast understratum of the people, however, will continue to gratify their tastes and impulses, irrespective of the tone of polished society (so called).
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Then, after all is said about dress and other outside observances, we revert back to our theory of the other final understratum of warmth, health, comfort, and any other bodily perfection, viz., good blood--all sound inside.