Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of manhole.

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Examples

  • In Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the City Council has ruled that from now on those metal-covered holes in our streets we've long called manholes will henceforth be known as person holes.

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  • They stopped calling manholes manholes, because it was sexist.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • So while we still have "manholes" and women in the U.S. make only 77 cents to every dollar a man brings home, and President Barack Obama needed a journalist to point out that his golf game buddies should not be of only one gender, the Sophia Smith Collection is there, offering the stories of women of all backgrounds and how they have campaigned for "change we can believe in."

    Kate Kelly: Helping Gloria Steinem Celebrate Her 75th Birthday

  • The devices are used for maintenance purposes in locations where carrying a laptop is not possible, such as manholes and the tops of telephone poles.

    Wearable Computers Aid Special Need Kids | Impact Lab

  • Even some simple routines like automatically placing symbols such as manholes and cleanouts along lines would be handy or automatically aligning annotations to a view or linework.

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  • Even some simple routines like automatically placing symbols such as manholes and cleanouts along lines would be handy or automatically aligning annotations to a view or linework.

    All Discussion Groups: Message List - root

  • LightLOC systems can reliably monitor access points such as manholes, drainage pipes, Hoffman enclosures, remote gates and culverts.

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  • Ambient advertising -- ads in unusual places such as manholes, curbs, the sky, and the bottom of golf holes -- calms my conscience.

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  • (a) They cost more to build, because they require deeper excavation, must withstand heavy loads on the street overhead, and also require expensive additional works such as manholes and inlets.

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  • When people are walking into poles and falling in uncovered manholes as well as being hit by cars while they are crossing the street and texting, who in their right mind would want to allow anyone to drive a car and text?

    Senators push nationwide ban on texting while driving

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