American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, very modest, often out-of-the-way place.
“Then ef it's groceries, ur milk, ur peddlers 'stuff, ur what not, you have to go to the dumb-waiter that fetches things up through a hole in the wall like a well-bucket an' take the things off.”
“I had understood from Hubert that the Mother Superior's room, in which the powder was stored, was near to this, and that the train had been laid through a hole in the wall from some neighbouring cell.”
“It was huge, with walk-in closets and smart-matter windows, and a hole in the wall that could grind out almost anything.”
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describing living arrangements from the less-than-stellar, to the sordid
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