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  • But when a dark-skinned citizen is falsely accused by Canadian officials, imprisoned in a foreign pest-hole and refused entry to her own country for months, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs being aware of her ordeal two weeks after it began, she's just supposed to suck it up.

    Suaad Hagi Mohamud: how dare she?

  • The whole army watched, and I heard a fellow say that Hell must look like that, but he was wrong; the Summer Palace burning, that was Hell, wonderful beauty smashed and consumed in a mighty holocaust; Magdala was a vermin-ridden pest-hole which its dwellers had been only too glad to leave.

    Flashman on the March

  • A great rage surged up in me as I blundered along, compounded of lust for Elspeth and hatred against the gods; I was damned if after all I'd suffered it was going to end in a two-bit pest-hole like Harper's Ferry …

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • A great rage surged up in me as I blundered along, compounded of lust for Elspeth and hatred against the gods; I was damned if after all I'd suffered it was going to end in a two-bit pest-hole like Harper's Ferry ...

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • The Japanese beetle, the citrons scale, the chestnut blight and the elm borer spread to every corner in the world, and from one forgotten pest-hole in Borneo, leprosy, long imagined extinct, reappeared.

    Tiger! Tiger!

  • "Then shall the taint of sin be purged from the earth, for every temple and pest-hole of Satan, including this whole Wizard City, will be consumed by an awful fire whose lurid light will glimmer long after the metals and granites of this great Tower shall have been reduced to ashes amidst the general ruin."

    Mr. World and Miss Church-Member A twentieth century allegory

  • Thus I was completely freed from Ceuta and its terrible pest-hole.

    The Darrow Enigma

  • In the same year two English physicians, Sambon and Low, went to Italy where they built a cabin in one of the marshes noted as being a malaria pest-hole.

    Insects and Diseases A Popular Account of the Way in Which Insects may Spread or Cause some of our Common Diseases

  • Here he practically rebuilt the town of Hanoi, clearing and guttering the streets, draining the neighboring marshes which had made the settlement a pest-hole, and building permanent roads.

    Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

  • Expectant of an invitation to aid the Law Enforcement Society in cleaning up a pest-hole of crime, he was half determined to have as little to do with it as possible.

    Success A Novel

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