Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The opening by which the hand may be introduced into a pocket.

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Examples

  • Here Grace stopped; some few yards up the transverse ride the buxom Suke Damson was visible — her gown tucked up high through her pocket-hole, and no bonnet on her head — in the act of pulling down boughs from which she was gathering and eating nuts with great rapidity, her lover Tim Tangs standing near her engaged in the same pleasant meal.

    The Woodlanders

  • My uncle Toby blamed nothing but the taylor who cut the pocket-hole; — so sitting still till my father had got his handkerchief out of it, and looking all the time up in his face with inexpressible good-will — my father, at length, went on as follows.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • My uncle Toby blamed nothing but the taylor who cut the pocket-hole; — so sitting still till my father had got his handkerchief out of it, and looking all the time up in his face with inexpressible good-will — my father, at length, went on as follows.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Only the pocket-hole could release him, so I held that safely in my hand all through the service, lest the congregation might suffer the wrath of a furious bee, which in truth is no light matter, for in blind fury it will rush at the first person it meets and leave its sting in the face or hand.

    Wild Nature Won By Kindness

  • Johnny's delight died away; it wasn't the pocket-hole.

    Tommy and Co.

  • Here Grace stopped; some few yards up the transverse ride the buxom Suke Damson was visible -- her gown tucked up high through her pocket-hole, and no bonnet on her head -- in the act of pulling down boughs from which she was gathering and eating nuts with great rapidity, her lover Tim Tangs standing near her engaged in the same pleasant meal.

    The Woodlanders

  • She was dressed in a warm plaiden gown and a close mob cap, with huge keys and huswife balancing each other at either pocket-hole, and her cracked voice was very sweet as she reiterated

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • A stiff black bombazine petticoat was surmounted by a black silk gown adorned with flowers in raised embroidery, and the train of the gown was pulled through the pocket-hole of the petticoat.

    The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)

  • The rector put on his shovel hat, and Mrs Martha drew her stiff silk gown through the pocket-hole, and taking her ebony crutch-headed walking-stick in her hand, she followed her brother into the porch to receive the new comers.

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives

  • She was dressed in a blue homespun gown, (the sleeves of which were drawn up to her elbows and the lower part tucked through her pocket-hole,) a black stuff petticoat, black stockings and shoes with the soles more than half an inch thick.

    The Attaché; or, Sam Slick in England — Complete

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