• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ear-hole the aperture of the ear
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éare; cf. L. auris, Ger. ohr.


In literature:

Most of their ears were cut in large holes, to which were suspended various ornaments, but principally those of beads.
"The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America" by John West
The women pierce very large holes in their ears, in which they place shells, wood, etc.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
I kept my ear glued to that little hole for one hour after he turned out his light.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
What distinguishes it from a snake is the presence of eyelids and ear holes.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
My ear froze to dat hole, massa, bery tight, I 'shore you.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Don't let the bad fox or the skillery-scalery alligator with humps on his ears bite holes in it.
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
For one moment he was tempted to place his ear to the key-hole!
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
They had also holes in their ears, in which they wore similar ornaments.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
But, if I pay you, you must give me back a nickel, to pay for the hole you snicked out of my ear.
"In Blue Creek Cañon" by Anna Chapin Ray
A little hole showed back of the left ear and another at the right temple.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

Take your bell, take your bell,
Good Crier, and tell
To the Bulls and the Bears, till their ears are stunn'd,
That, lost or stolen,
Or fall'n through a hole in
The Treasury floor, is the Sinking Fund!
"The Sinking Fund Cried" by Thomas Moore

In news:

After a LENGTHY stay on the Pinellas County poky he returns to molest your ear holes EVERY SATURDAY @ Midnight on November 11th.
The temperature will not be the only hot thing going in Houston this summer as the concert season is shaping up to be a scorcher for your wallet and your ear holes.
But in the African spiny mouse the team found that the ear hole does close, which is quite a feat considering the complex blend of cartilage, skin, hair, and other tissues that make up ears.
I am excited to hear what Chino and the rest of the crew have to offer my ear holes.
My daughter had her ears pierced a year ago, but we let the holes in her ears close.
Normally, when humans or other mice have their ears pierced, it leads to scarring and a semi-permanent hole.