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- n. Plural form of cathole.
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"catholes" -- places he's found to sleep and that provide some refuge from the elements.
Last spring, totally in the dark, I joined an extraordinary variety of them - or urban spelunkers and explorers who crawl and tunnel below the surface of Paris into the vast network of catacombs and catholes below.
He says his catholes are many, from regular haunts such as certain abandoned houses and parking-garage stairwells, to those he'll improvise on the fly, such as Dumpsters that he'll line with cardboard.
But while he's homeless, he'll take his catholes over a shelter.