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hole in the ground

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  • Amongst the older Badawin it was sufficient to spit upon a man (in entreaty) to claim his protection: so the horse-thieves when caught were placed in a hole in the ground covered over with matting to prevent this happening.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You got to be good with numbers, good with small machinery, confident with higher logarithms and minicomputers, familiar with software, all that tech-weenie stuff, plus be able to use it all in the dark or the cold or the jungle or after three days of sitting in a hole in the ground under a net on a mountain slope in someplace that ends in ‘stan.’

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The smell outside told me that I'd found the latrine-a narrow hole in the ground that probably led to the sewer through clay pipes.

    Father Swarat

  • BEVERLY HAD NEVER BEEN SO APPRECIATIVE OF A hole in the ground as the one she stood contemplating now.

    Death in Winter

  • The explosion blasted a hole in the ground and sent shrapnel into the surrounding treetrunks, but of course, it didn't hurt Mentia.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • In the most common scenario for disposal—for 64.5 percent of municipal solid waste in the United States,75 we dig a big hole in the ground and fill it up with garbage.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • For a horrid moment, when he'd mentioned the name, I'd thought he was contemplating a sudden wild onslaught, but plainly it was just to be a scout, before we retired to some hole in the ground for another jolly discussion about Greek phalanxes or forts with connecting tunnels.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

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  • "I'm writing this in a hole in the ground, it's convenient, because if you get killed, they just fill the hole in and sell it as a cemetery. That's all the cheery news, will write again when the situation is a little less fraught."
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    April 18, 2009