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
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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.
Funnel flow can cause erratic flow due to collapsing ratholes and flooding in the case of fine powders, exacerbate segregation, and allow particle degradation (e.
Wall-mounted inserts that alter the flow channel geometry can have a profound effect on overcoming arching and ratholes, mitigating segregation, expanding the flow channel and converting the contents to mass flow.