rathole


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rathole

(ˈrætˌhəʊl)
n
1. a hole made or used by rats
2. censorious a squalid room or hiding place
3. US an apparently bottomless pit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rathole - a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats
hole - an opening into or through something
2.rathole - a small dirty uncomfortable room
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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We are ready for anything; and he, without waiting for a reply, applies his mouth to one of the ratholes.
The old-timer had already calculated that there wasn't enough rathole in the well to collect the cuttings.
After the front loader was done dumping and discharge would stop flowing onto the conveyors, operators assumed the bin was empty, but material remained within, forming a rathole that got smaller as more material collected.
Starting with the funerals of both, Senior Investigator for Very Important Cases Arkady Renko takes a run down the rathole of post-Cold War geopolitical corruption.
7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product down that rathole.
Employers could stop pouring money down the health insurance rathole.
If those meanie millionaires could keep every penny they made and repeat that performance perpetually, how long would it take them to rathole as much money as Warren Buffet?
Output parameters include calculations for powder arching dimension, powder rathole diameter, and hopper half angle.