glory hole


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glory hole

n.
1. A place, such as a cupboard, for storing odds and ends.
2. The opening of a furnace used in glassblowing.
3. A vertical mine shaft or pit used for mining ore.
4. Vulgar Slang A hole in a wall, especially in a bathroom stall or a booth, used for engaging in anonymous sexual activity.

[Originally, untidy storage place, lazaret : glory, of unknown meaning (perhaps akin to Scots glaury, muddy, from glaur, mud but later influenced by glory, honor, halo, perhaps in reference to the glow of a glassblowing furnace) + hole.]
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glory hole

n
1. (Nautical Terms) informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical another term for lazaretto1
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Noun1.glory hole - a small locker at the stern of a boat or between decks of a ship
locker, storage locker, cabinet - a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
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Translations
glory hole

glory hole

n
(inf)Rumpel- or Kramecke f; (= room)Rumpelkammer f; (= box)Rumpelkiste f; (= drawer)Kramschublade f
(Naut) → Logis nt
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glory hole

n (fam) → ripostiglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Kaya tama lang na gawan ng sariling CR ang mga beki at tibum basta walang glory hole. Charot!
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This glory hole - in a family house 10 miles north of Inverness - was once the registered office of Paddi.
One of the most striking environments in the Calico Mine Ride is the Glory Hole, an enormous four-level cavern where swaths of amber light illuminate the scene.
So when the crew at the Cornerstone Glass studio in Eugene's Whiteaker neighborhood said they'd open up some space if he wanted to set up a "glory hole" - which in art circles refers to the furnace where molten glass is stored until it is removed with a hollow steel tube, or blowpipe, and formed into its final shape - he was interested.
Then they carried him down in "the glory hole," where he was laid on a table and was further ill-treated.
It sounds like they'll achieve the "madness" target they've set themselves, with plans to serve "labial pasta" and "glory hole pies", as well as devoting a section of the proceedings to a lascivious banana-eating competition.
Kuhles, owner of property that sits within the boundaries of the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund site, applied for a grading permit with Dewey-Humboldt on May 22 to excavate and sell soil from near the Glory Hole on the former mine.
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