from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The burrow of a mole.
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Falls of this description are far more serious than rolling over our fences at home, where activity enables you to get away from your horse, as he is some seconds or so coming down, but in a mole-hole you fall like a shot, the horse's head first coming to the ground, next yours, and he rolls right over you.
As he found life exceedingly tedious in this fortress this stuffy mole-hole enclosed by its enormous double walls, he often strolled out to the cape, a kind of park or pine wood shaken by all the winds from the sea.
As examples he shows that ill will corresponds to good will and that mole-hole has as its companions mousehole, pigeonhole, and the like.