doghole


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doghole

[′dȯg‚hōl]
(mining engineering)
A small opening in a mine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Here and there, at tiny ghost ports such as Wheeler (at the mouth of Jackass Creek), you come upon bleached timbers left from the days of the 19th-century "dogholes,' when practically every cove north of Fort Ross was used for shipping timber cut from a land locked into itself.