from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A dust-bin.
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Had he in truth so lived as to be now in his old age justly reckoned as rubbish fit only to be hidden away in some huge dust-hole?
Barchester Towers 2004
Not five minutes since I sent his wedding-cards out to the dust-hole, and tossed the letter that came with them into the fire.
No Name 2003
The servant who has the management of the oven should be instructed to take care that the wood-ashes are not thrown into the dust-hole with the ashes from the grates.
Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it Miss Coulton
These, when cut down and dug up, made a large heap of rubbish, which, for the sake of neatness and being out of the way, was piled up at the bottom of the gorge adjoining the waterfall -- the embrasure of the gully making a capital dust-hole, as
Thus the two elder brothers set off with the rest; but as for Boots, they said outright he shouldn't go with them, for if they were seen with such a dirty fellow, all begrimed with smut from cleaning their shoes, and sifting cinders in the dust-hole, they said folk would make game of them.
East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen
Added to his stubborn and uncompromising honesty, Dick possessed another trait which severely handicapped him in this German-governed dust-hole of creation, in that he was uncompromisingly British, and took no pains to conceal the fact; and here in Luderitzbucht the arrogance of the German officials, and the way in which they boasted of
A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa Frederick Cornell
Near him grazed an aurochs bull with a cow and a calf, close beside a lone rhinoceros asleep in a dust-hole.
The People That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912
All the Plates rattled with joy, and the Carpet Broom brought some green parsley out of the dust-hole, and put it like a wreath on the Pot, for he knew that it would vex the others.
The Flying Trunk 1909
At every particularly atrocious dust-hole or unlovely cactus strip he spat into space and remarked in tones of bottomless contempt: --
The Mountains Stewart Edward White 1909
He was surrounded by a chaos of things that were in odd contrast to the slums around him; old fantastic books, swords, armour -- the whole dust-hole of romanticism.
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