plughole


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plughole

[′pləg‚hōl]
(mining engineering)
A passageway left open while an old portion of a mine is sealed off, to help maintain normal ventilation; it is sealed when the work is finished.
A hole for an explosive charge or for a bolt.
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Mr Mortimer said: "The Plughole recounts the bizarre happenings after the character Gravity gets his toe stuck in the bath plughole.
He kept saying the plughole was biting him, probably because it was pinching.
But that wasn't the end of Ozzy's ordeal as the plughole was still stuck to his paw.
A: The well-known `fact' that water swirls down the plughole in London in an opposite direction to plugholes in Sydney is a myth.
If the moderate Sunni and Shia in Iraq do not get together and form an accord they are all - including Iraq - going down the plughole and could take the rest of humanity with them.
But like every other slice of authenticity from the old stadium it was sterilised in a redevelopment that washed character and atmosphere down the plughole.
Anything less than maximum returns from all four remaining home games spells plughole.
It's a terrific end to an iconic series, with a soundtrack that sounds like violins going down the plughole.
Robbie, who lives in Heaton, Newcastle, has taken the plunge by starring in The Plughole (Life Goes Down the Drain).
Twenty-nine per cent of Britons let hair go down their sink without attempting to stop it, while almost a quarter of us (23 per cent) pour cooking fat or oil down the plughole.
Any items that are too large to drain away with the rest of the fluids poured into the sink, bath or basin but small enough to get through the grid of the plughole will lay at the bottom of the trap.
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) The candidates had great fun last week when they got appear in their own television commercial, but Alex got more than he bargained for because his 'Germinator' idea went down the plughole and failed to impress Sir Alan, needless to say he was fired.