Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hole for spying; a peepnole.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The wall was thick, with poor resonance; he had to put his head close to it to hear clearly and at the same time he had to watch the spy-hole.

    Autumn

  • The two men in uniform stood with their backs to Rubashov's spy-hole.

    Autumn

  • Rubashov stood with his eyes pressed to the spy-hole, and joined the chorus by beating with both hands rhythmically against the concrete door.

    Autumn

  • He wanted to spare himself the humiliation of looking through the spy-hole, so he did not discover what there was for lunch; but the smell of it filled his cell, and it smelled good.

    Autumn

  • The warder did not unlock No. 402's door, but asked through the spy-hole:

    Autumn

  • He took off his pince-nez and pressed his eye to the spy-hole.

    Autumn

  • The eye which had been observing him for several minutes through the spy-hole withdrew.

    Autumn

  • The door with the spy-hole to the cave in the Church of the Nativitymarks the line between the western, Catholic side of the church andthe eastern Orthodox sector.

    We can't escape from mystery

  • Rubashov went to the spy-hole and looked over to No. 407, who had stretched out his hands for the bread.

    Autumn

  • The key was turned in his door, then a staring pupil appeared in the spy-hole and disappeared again.

    Autumn

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