glory hole

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glory hole

1. Informal a room, cupboard, or other storage space that contains an untidy and miscellaneous collection of objects
2. Nautical another term for lazaretto

glory hole

[′glȯ·rē ‚hōl]
(civil engineering)
A funnel-shaped, fixed-crest spillway.
(engineering)
A furnace for resoftening or fire polishing glass during working, or an entrance in such a furnace.
(mining engineering)
An opening formed by the removal of soft or broken ore through an underground passage.
(nucleonics)
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Glasgow: Mr Ben's, King Street: 0141 553 1936 The Glory Hole, Ruthven Lane: 0141 357 5662.
A few more dabs into some gold glass powder and the addition of a handful of tiny glass flowers and the whole thing goes back into the glory hole where the forces of chemistry step in to give the paperweight the studio's distinctive iridescent sheen.
Directors came off best, though, with company chauffeurs, company villas on the Med, company glory holes in stately homes, company golf club memberships.
On the live front, still continually impressed by The Glory Holes. A couple of chicks, a couple of clicks, and Doug Slug (ex-Sinister Six) screaming steady at the top of his lungs--one of the reasons I miss Seattle when I'm not there...
In some work from the series, the artists have staged unexpected clashes between the aesthetic of the white cube and that of the dimly lit gay bar, providing glory holes and other facilities for swift sexual exchanges.
I got a chance to check out Seattle's Glory Holes while in the Northwest It's Doug Slug, longtime band member of Sinister Six and others on vocals, backed by two chicks and two clicks.