- n. Alternative form of high-holder.
“He tells of the high-hole that repeatedly drills through the clapboards of an empty house in a vain attempt to find a thickness of wood deep enough in which to build its nest.”
“The woodpeckers would be without home, food, and resting-place; except, possibly, the flicker, or high-hole, who is either a retrograde or a genius, whichever we may choose to consider him, and could live well enough upon ground ants.”
“Hardly less ridiculous -- to our eyes -- is the elaborate performance of our most common woodpecker, the flicker, or high-hole.”
“He tells of the high-hole that repeatedly drills through the clapboards of an empty house in”
“Blue-bird, and darting swallownor forget the high-hole flashing his golden wings,”
“I believe all the woodpeckers are winter birds, except the high-hole or yellow-hammer, and he obtains the greater part of his subsistence from the ground, and is not a woodpecker at all in his habits of feeding.”
“_ The notes of the ordinary downy and hairy woodpeckers suggest, in some way, the sound of a steel punch; but that of the high-hole is much softer, and strikes on the ear with real springtime melody.”
“Another marked April note, proceeding sometimes from the meadows, but more frequently from the rough pastures and borders of the woods, is the call of the high-hole, or golden-shafted woodpecker.”
“The high-hole is not so much a wood-pecker as he is”
“The cuckoo comes for the tent-caterpillar, the jay for frozen apples, the ruffed grouse for buds, the crow foraging for birds 'eggs, the woodpecker and chickadees for their food, and the high-hole for ants.”
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