from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hole made by the pademelon or padmelon, very dangerous for horsemen: often applied to other similar holes.
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The country travelled over was box, and tea-tree, melon-hole flats, shewing very high flood marks.
-- The march to-day was very trying to the poor horses, being chiefly over rotten melon-hole country, of a yellow clayey soil, timbered with stunted bloodwood and pandanus, the rain pouring down all day.
Wherever I had an opportunity of examining the rocks, I found sandstone; flint pebbles and fossil-wood are in the scrub and on the melon-hole flats.
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