from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sheltered or retired place in which trout lie.
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Newman, went fishing up the brook, and in due course arrived at the trout-hole where Willis had sat when he saw the squirrel.
Jes 'save his life, doc, and you'll never want vensun or a good trout-hole while I'm in the swamp!
a trout-hole into which he had just dropped his hook, and did not respond.