Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole made by a land-crab or craw-fish; also, the hollow afterwards formed from one of theseburrows by rain or by caving-in.

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Examples

  • He pictured Bobs putting his hoof into a hidden crab-hole -- falling -- Norah lying white and motionless, perhaps far from the track.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • He pictured Bobs putting his hoof into a hidden crab-hole – falling – Norah lying white and motionless, perhaps far from the track.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • The crab-hole we found contained a little water, which our horses drank with great avidity.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • From the crab-hole, in seven miles we reached a gorge in the mountain side, travelling through scrub, over quartz, pebbly hills, and occasional gum flats, all trending west, probably forming a creek in that direction.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • For we had not gone far when the coach gave a plunge, and the wheels sank axle-deep in a crab-hole.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

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