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coal hole

(Brit, informal) a small coal cellar
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  • Papa would beat me black and blue, and Mamma would lock me up in the coal hole for three nights.

    The Awakening of Spring Frank Wedekind
  • I—I just came out through the coal hole, but you needn't tell.

    The Adopting of Rosa Marie Carroll Watson Rankin
  • We sought refuge in the coal hole, some lay down in the little officers' cabin.

  • I took them to the coal hole and shoved them out of the coal hole.

  • But I didn't see the use of being in a corps and staying down in the coal hole when there was plenty of room on top.

  • Every frequenter of the coal hole tavern in the Strand, on that occasion, wore a sword and a beard.

  • The most frequented and longest established was called "The coal hole," being situated on the coal quay.

  • Th' Major had an aisy wan f'r th' head waiter, nailin' him just as he jumped into a coal hole.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy Finley Peter Dunne
  • It will be a Fourth of July story, if you please; that is if the bean bag doesn't fall down the coal hole and catch a mosquito.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels Howard R. Garis
  • I never got eyes on him in daylight, an' when I yanked him out o' the coal hole he was mostly black.

    Love Under Fire Randall Parrish

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