from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole for a plug; a hole left by the removal of a plug.


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  • It's an accordion-fold book that you can read from either end -- read from front to back, it tells the story of a boy who found a rubber duck that he loves but uses roughly, sitting on it, drying his ears with it and leaving it in the plug-hole when he's done with his bath.

    Boing Boing

  • With Italy and Spain swirling around the euro-zone plug-hole, it's hard to see how anyone is going to care much on Friday whether Bank XYZ's core tier 1 capital ratio, under the test's adverse scenario, was above or below the pass threshold of 5%.

    Crumbling of the EU Adds to Futility of Test Results

  • The Rev. Ian Dingwall is an acolyte in the peddling of meaningless drivel masquerading as Christianity; the medium is the Niagara Anglican paper, the audience is almost all gone and the message is a swirling feculence making its way down the plug-hole of eternity:

    2009 November « Anglican Samizdat

  • Then I remember myself, and pour the dark brown fluid away, watching it swill away down the plug-hole.

    A fond farewell to November « Write Anything

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  • And the really cool part is that Robin's working on a Firefox plug-in that'll realize the plug-hole idea.

    February 2007

  • In the last few days, for example, I have been pissed off at my bicycle, the computer, Geekman (entirely unfoundedly), broccoli (don't ask), Geekman again (this time moderately foundedly), John Howard (entirely foundedly), and that weird orange foamy stuff that collects around the plug-hole in the bathroom sink.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • This gallant seaman fully entered into the value of long leverage, and he made fine use of a plug-hole which had come to his knowledge behind his berth.

    Mary Anerley

  • George W. Bush - touring Africa as the heads of state meet - is calling for fresh elections, and the economy is plunging down the plug-hole.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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