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dene hole

n
(Physical Geography) a hole or shaft excavated in the chalk of southern England or northern France, of uncertain origin and purpose
[of uncertain origin: perhaps from dene1]
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He states that a denehole would be an unlikely candidate for the eoroscraefleorosele, and that a sunken-featured dwelling would have been too small "to suit the poet's vision of the wife in WL as wandering geond pas eoroscrafu" (p.
He states that a denehole would be an unlikely candidate for the eordscraef/eordsele, and that a sunken-featured dwelling would have been too small "to suit the poet's vision of the wife in WL as wandering geond pas eordcrafu" (p.