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Hole, 1) a hollow place, a cavity: Lucr. 1175. Gent. II, 3, 20. Wiv. III, 5, 143; cf. H5 III, 6, 88. LLL V, 2, 734. Mids. V, 159. Mids. V, 159 All's II, 2, 26. H4B II, 2, 88. III, 2, 165. R3 I, 4, 29. Hml. V, 1, 237. Ant. II, 7, 17. Used of wounds: H4B III, 2, 165. R3 I, 2, 14. V, 3, 125. Tit. III, 2, 17. Caes. V, 1, 31.
2) a pit: H4A I, 2, 120. R3 I, 4, 287. Tit. II, 3, 129. Tit. II, 3, 129 Tit. II, 3, 129 Tit. II, 3, 129 Tit. II, 3, 129 Tit. II, 3, 129 V, 1, 104. Caes. II, 1, 205.
3) any hiding and lurking place: “the earth had not a h. to hide this deed,” John IV, 3, 36. “darts his light through every guilty h.” R2 III, 2, 43. Obscenely: Rom. II, 4, 97.
4) the small entrance where mice pass: the mouse's h. Per. III Prol. 6.
5) the hollow of the palm: “spit in the h. and tune again,” Shr. III, 1, 40 (== spit in your hand, take courage and make a new effort).
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