Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole cut in the ground to receive the end of a fence-post.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The first thing the Clinton camp is doing with the money they raised after PA (well, the second, after paying off Mark Penn, I guess), is buying a truckload of post-hole diggers so they can move the goalposts some more.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » $7,000 for Obama

  • The gun has the same psychic allure as your post-hole digger.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Unexpected Flight Delay => Hotel Stay => Criminal Prosecution for Gun Possession

  • A rudimentary pump was put into action with a hole dug into the creek bed by post-hole auger and while it graciously produced a stream of water at first it too faded into obscurity.

    Old Bessie: I Loved That Milk Cow

  • Like the recent Bleak House and the slightly older David Copperfield, OT relies on warp-speed plotting to get from one narrative post-hole to another; poor Oliver has barely made it to Mr. Brownlow's before he gets returned to Fagin and Sikes.

    Oliver Twist (I)

  • Cincy Tool Rental Inc., a four-store Cincinnati-based chain that services many homeowners, says tool rentals are up 6% so far in 2009, including everything from a manual post-hole digger ($7 a day) to a Caterpillar loader ($200 a day).

    If I Had a Jackhammer ...

  • The first thing the Clinton camp is doing with the money they raised after PA well, the second, after paying off Mark Penn, I guess, is buying a truckload of post-hole diggers so they can move the goalposts some more.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » $7,000 for Obama

  • Using a specialized device that resembles a post-hole digger, except with a bubble-level in the handle, he first removes the top inch or so of turf and carefully lays it aside to be used later to fill the top of the previous hole.

    The Wisdom of Dan Jenkins

  • One night I finished my run and on the way back to the big house I saw something weird looking on one of the fences--yep, I've built or repaired barbed-wire fences, miles of them, with a post-hole digger, a pair of huge wirecutters, a hammer and some nails, and rolls of barbed wire and hundreds of tree-limb fence posts.

    Sick, Sick, Sick

  • The group returned the next day, but this time with a mechanized post-hole digger.

    Shadow of the Sentinel

  • Nice to meet you too, David. addition to my email: C recommends just using a post-hole digger, rather than being too fussy about it.

    celebrate the birth of your country by blowing a small piece of it up - emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson

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