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Unʹder-curʹrent

metaphorically means something at work which has an opposite tendency to what is visible or apparent. Thus in the Puritan supremacy there was a strong under-current of loyalty to the banished prince. Both in air and water there are frequently two currents, the upper one running in one direction, and the under one in another.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Unaneled
Uncas
Uncial Letters
Uncircumcised in Heart and Ears (Acts vii. 51)
Uncle
Uncle
Uncle Sam
Uncle Tom
Unco
Uncumber (St.)
Under-current
Under-spur-leather
Under the Rose [sub rosa]
Under Weigh
Under which King, Bezonian?
Underwriter
Undine
Ungrateful Guest (The)
Unguem
Unhinged
Unhouselled