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

    Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes

  • 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.

    The Club of Queer Trades 1905


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