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rathole

[′rat‚hōl]
(mining engineering)
A shallow, small-diameter, auxiliary hole alongside the main borehole, drilled at an angle to the main hole; after core drilling is completed, the rathole is reamed out and the larger-size hole is advanced, usually by some noncoring method.
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I sat and watched a rathole there yesterday, and saw at least 30 rats coming and going in broad daylight.
The weekend kicks off with the sister Rathole Roadshow gig tonight, at Liverpool's Bad Format Social Club.
Hundreds of billions of dollars will be poured down a rathole and will no longer be available for any reform and renovation of American society." She then asked: "Will you be a great progressive president or will you prove too weak to turn away from the bankrupt policies institutionalised and entrenched under Bush and Cheney?"
The operator also has a choice of graphical or tabular data output format for each test plus calculations for arching dimension, rathole diameter and hopper half-angle.
That was his third major error, but he did not retract it, nor did he retract his comments that Mujica "lives in a filthy rathole," referring to the modest home of the FA candidate.
And they shouldn't be pouring taxpayers' money down a rathole by trying to keep families in unaffordable dwellings.
Lewis then pedaled his boat to Southeast Asia; bicycled through China and eastern Tibet to India; took his boat to Djibouti in East Africa; bicycled and kayaked through Africa and Turkey; and bicycled from Turkey to France, before setting out one last time on the pedal boat to cross the English Channel and up the Thames.At sea sometimes weeks at a time, the boat carried freeze-dried rations in one end, a small sleeping compartment known as "the rathole" in the other, and had an onboard desalinator for making drinking water."The idea was to be able to travel through countries, meet people, experience culture.
I particularly remember how from my rathole between lumber piles I'd observed the sinister illumination of this very station as my friends snored.
Far better than going even farther down this rathole (with or without DREs) is to look at an 18th-century innovation, the Post Office, and implement Vote by Mail (VBM).
It's unclear why a TV superstar would play the same rathole as struggling rockers, but simple-minded melodrama has no room for logic.
I'm staying at one of the university halls of residence, in a little rathole that has no lavatory and no shower.