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shot hole

noun
1.
a condition in plants in which small, rounded spots drop out of the leaves, appearing as if the leaves were riddled by shot, resulting from infection or injury.
Origin of shot hole
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Thus we have "shot-hole fungus," "leaf-spot" and "leaf-blight" as effects of these diseases.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • There appeared to be a shot-hole at the upper part near the hip.

  • When search was made, a shot-hole was discovered forward, between wind and water.

    Our Sailors W.H.G. Kingston
  • The little chemist cautiously felt the edges of the shot-hole, first with his middle finger, then with his thumb.

    The Mystery of Choice Robert William Chambers
  • I'd be in it too but for that old Spotsylvania shot-hole and rheumatics.

    Ray's Daughter Charles King
  • The bullet had gone through the gag into the jaw; that is why there was a shot-hole in the scarf, but only one shot.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • The turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot-hole.

  • One turret was now in bright flames, which flashed out furiously from window and shot-hole.

    Ivanhoe Walter Scott
  • The little chemist cautiously felt the edges of the shot-hole, first with his middle finger, and then with his thumb.

  • Again an angry growling was heard from the mastiff's kennel, and the priest looked a second time through the shot-hole.

British Dictionary definitions for shot-hole

shot hole

noun
1.
a drilled hole into which explosive is put for blasting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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