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- n. a means of escape
- n. a place of escape or secret refuge
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In coal-mining, a short, narrow opening made to connect the main workings with the air-head or ventilating drift: used in the working of the Dudley thick seam, in the South Staffordshire (England) coalfield.
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- n. a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den
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Radio 2's answer to the Milibrothers, Radcliffe and Maconie, broke out of their Mancunian bolt-hole this week and went walking along England's Jurassic Coast.
I need to re-charge with time in a quiet, nonthreatening and pleasant environment; namely my home (for home read my lovely bedroom bolt-hole).
Although he spends a lot of time in Hollywood, near Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym, Bolton remains his bolt-hole.
So passive defences in the bolt-hole (doors that stay shut and solid with repeated zombie-bashing, windows they cannot climb through etc) backed up with active force (shotguns, chainsaws, improvised explodey goodness) would sooner or later become a priority.
Hampton watched all these goings on from his bolt-hole in the family garden 10 feet above the road.
Resourceful lass, too, finding me a bolt-hole - and loyal,. the way she'd answered back those ruffians who'd been threatening her.
"If yo 'so downright timid -" But I was already on the table, throwing back the trap, and sure enough it opened into a great musty loft which must have extended over the whole building, dim and cluttered with rubbish, just the bolt-hole for a deserving poltroon.
I thought you were a goner, but Mamselle put a few stitches in you from the first-aid kit, and after dark we brought you down here to our bolt-hole.
Splendid bolt-hole, too, for clandestine plotters like the Holnup.
I could see the game - a sudden attack, with gunpowder and lots of noise, at the main gate, to draw every Russian in that direction, while the lifting party sneaked in through some rear bolt-hole.