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Underground Railroad (n.)

"network of U.S. anti-slavery activists helping runaways elude capture," attested from 1847, but said to date from 1831 and to have been coined in jest by bewildered trackers after their slaves vanished without a trace. Originally mostly the term for escape networks in the (then) western states of the U.S.

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Definitions of Underground Railroad from WordNet

Underground Railroad (n.)
secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War;
Synonyms: Underground Railway
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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