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Under

In bond insurance, a slang term for underlying. It is used to describe what a bond rating would be if there were no insurance covering it.
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Through my glasses I saw the slope of a hill inter- spersed with rare trees and perfectly free from under- growth.
Under- Secretary over the heads of all the people present: so in the conduct of a tale, the romancer is obliged to exercise this most partial sort of justice.
He has walked over from the House an hour ago to talk with the permanent Under- Secretary, and now he's ready to walk back again.
I under- stand there was an official communication to the Home from the Harbour Office this morning.