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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The last three plays at the pub have been sell outs and so an extra performance of The Plughole has been laid on.
Luke Sinnott-Davies eyes the bath suspiciously after his ordeal when he got his finger stuck down the plughole
Almost three million adults (six per cent) admit to pouring paint down the plughole and three per cent put their vegetable peelings down the sink.
The simplest way to retrieve a lost object or to unblock the waste trap is: Put the plug in the plughole to stop any liquid in the sink pouring out when the trap is removed.
I'd done this loads of times before but when I put my two fingers into the plughole I brushed the side which was very sharp.
Smear some petroleum jelly on the base of the plunger to help form a seal with the area around the plughole for maximum impact.
A toe in the water can get trapped in the plughole when a quote is as high as 46-50 but the gamble is worth taking.
IZZY the hamster went exploring the pipes in her owner's home - and popped up in a neighbour's PLUGHOLE.
It's a terrific end to an iconic series, with a soundtrack that sounds like violins going down the plughole.
But it got the shower plughole clear in no time and had the water running smoothly for the first time in days.
Filling it Stick some rocks and gravel in the bottom to assist drainage and stop the plughole getting blocked - it's best to do this after moving the container to where you're going to position it because it will get heavy quickly.
Then we have Dumb and Dumber (Cameron and Clegg) who tells us we are in it together, please God give them both a brain before it is all goes down the plughole.