from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In geology, a cavity in rock or detrital material, having more or less exactly the shape of the interior of a kettle. See
kettle, 4, kettle-moraine, and pot-hole.
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The archive is based on the voluminous notes about 700 plant species at Walden kept by 19th-century naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who made this dark azure kettle-hole pond famous through his books and essays.
For this he had a piece of sheet-iron cut out two feet long and fourteen inches wide, with a round kettle-hole near one end.