from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the eyelet-holes in the head of a sail by which it is secured to a yard or gaff by robands which are passed through the holes and the jack-stay, or by a lacing.


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  • Is it just me, or is that basically a circle with a head-hole and armscyes?

    Grs, please? - A Dress A Day

  • Also, doing that bit Peter Jackson did in BAD TASTE with the pushing of the brains back through the head-hole into the braincase.

    Blue Beetle

  • For the second, it has a head-hole or poncho-hole, an upright slit near one end

    Woodland Tales

  • Bind up head-hole with wire, using pliers to secure.


  • If any one would only teach my wife some new way to make a head-hole in them I would gladly give him three hundred dollars. "

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian


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