from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A cave.
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They had come up from the great, dark earth-hole, where they lived, and now they crouched upon the rocks to spin their thread.
Opera Stories from Wagner Florence Akin
Archæological Institute, was found in 1848 in Needwood Forest, lying on the top of some fresh mould which had been turned up by a fox, in excavating for himself a new earth-hole.
Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1 James Young Simpson 1840