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swimming hole

a place, as in a stream or creek, where there is water deep enough to use for swimming.
Origin of swimming hole
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At noon time the boys disappeared down toward the swimming-hole.

    Understood Betsy Dorothy Canfield
  • Another drawback to the ocean as a swimming-hole is that the distances are all wrong.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • It was three o'clock when the boys reached the swimming-hole.

    The Court of Boyville William Allen White
  • The others said they reckoned so, too, and they all got down from the tree, and started for the swimming-hole.

    The Flight of Pony Baker W. D. Howells
  • The next night was a memorable one in the annals of the Unionville swimming-hole.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • But, of course, Mrs. Cane heard little of the swimming-hole gossip.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • They told about it at the swimming-hole above the dam, but nobody was mean enough to do it.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • They had a good time in their way, I suppose, with sailboats and things, but the ocean is a poor excuse for a swimming-hole.

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • She shook her head sadly, her eyes on the far-off gleam of white where the boys jumped up and down in their swimming-hole.

    Understood Betsy Dorothy Canfield
  • The appearance and needs of this dirty-faced boy caused the whole bunch to hie away to the swimming-hole.

    Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill

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