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hole and corner Explained

Hole and corner at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hole \Hole\, n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern, from hol,
a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol, G. hohl, Dan. huul
hollow, hul hole, Sw. h[*a]l, Icel. hola; prob. from the root
of AS. helan to conceal. See {Hele}, {Hell}, and cf. {Hold}
of a ship.]
1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening
in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation;
a rent; a fissure.

The holes where eyes should be. --Shak.

The blind walls Were full of chinks and holes.
--Tennyson.

The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the
lid. --2 Kings xii.
9.

2. An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in,
or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low,
narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
--Dryden.

The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath
not where to lay his head. --Luke ix. 58.

Syn: Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice;
orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave;
den; cell.

{Hole and corner}, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] ``The
wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery.'' --Dickens.

{Hole board} (Fancy Weaving), a board having holes through
which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; --
called also {compass board}.