kettle hole


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kettle hole (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
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In literature:

This little hole in my knowledge gave me discomfort as I walked along toward the antiquity shop where I was to buy the other kettle-supporter.
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
There is no danger that your neighbor will burn a hole in your new brass kettle if you have none to lend.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
A metal shoe-horn that has a hole in the top to hang it up by, makes a good kettle scraper.
"Food and Health" by Anonymous
The steam began to escape through the hole in the lid of the kettle, and Elena turned her attention once more to the tea-table.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
A tin kettle was, of course, an absolute necessity; and the only one he possessed had a small hole in it.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
In another place was a holed frying-pan and a battered kettle.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
The Kettle Hole Ranch house faces a wide, treeless valley and is backed by an equally bare hill.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
A rope and chain to hold the pot and kettle hung down from the covered hole in the ceiling which did duty as a chimney.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
Instead of using kettles, they used holes.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
I went into the Hospital, and bought a little kettle and a tub, both of which had holes in them.
"The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a schoolmaster of the sixteenth century." by Thomas Platter
We'll pull up to this Stygian kettle and see if we can't find some hole in it through which our cutlasses will make way.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Kettles above shallow fire holes bubbled and steamed.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
I'll be astonished if you don't find another hole in the kettle.
"The Boy Ranchers of Puget Sound" by Harold Bindloss

In news:

This kettle hole is one of several in Mansfield preserved by Joshua's Trust.