Usage examples for holed

  1. Mr. Adams's communication was pigeon- holed and remained in seclusion for eight or nine months. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. Now, Vardon, how often have you holed out in one? – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  3. He should have been careful to leave no trail, and should at this moment be " holed up" in some coulee or patch of timber to wait for darkness. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  4. I mean you use your head and keep the others holed up while I fight this one. – The Next Time We Die by Robert Moore Williams
  5. The French approach the buildings, but are stopped by a loop- holed wall with a mass of English guards behind it. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  6. We do so, therefore, with greater security when we can persuade both ourselves and others that a matter is already pigeon- holed than if we feel that we must use our own judgment for the collection, interpretation, and arrangement of the papers which deal with it. – God the Known and God the Unknown by Samuel Butler
  7. The German gunners cannot leave these mining villages alone, though they are as deserted as the Polar regions, with no cheerful Tommy's face to be seen through any of the empty window- frames, or through any of the holed walls or down any of the sand- bag shelters which used to be the homes of British soldiers when the fighting was closer this way. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  8. And now I think I have holed out on the last green and this long match is finished. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  9. We're holed up for a long time, maybe, and I don't want you to bother me, a heap. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. At that time the town of Llano could boast of only one building, a big rough stone house, loop- holed for defence against the Indians. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  11. Beyond were some holed walls called Nameless Farm, and these were captured before the call of " cease firing," which was the signal for the party to halt while our guns began a new bombardment over the new line of attack. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  12. Jimmy was soon informed that he and the boats were perfectly safe, and I was brought back to a realization of the fact that I was not going to get a " whaling" for going swimming in dog- days; but instead was holed up in Lodore Canyon, in the extreme northwestern corner of Colorado. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. The evil of the world was classified and pigeon- holed for me. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  14. As ye know, he's a family lawyer in New York, he has the histories of half the old families in the country pigeon- holed away in those old offices of his. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  15. When 't come t' wakin' of 'em up th' next mornin' they was like a pair o' bears that 'd holed up for th' winter, 'n' it nigh took violence t' get 'em out at all. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  16. On December 20th they were at Tunis, and Sir Richard ransacked the bazaar and button- holed people generally in order to get manuscripts of The Scented Garden, but without success. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  17. After dusk the boat, loaded with rubbish, was holed and set adrift. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  18. A meeting was held yesterday, and crews of two N. C. O. 's and thirteen men were chosen to man each of our fifty- five boats in case we should get holed while the rest of us have to scramble into the nearest boat that has not its full complement. – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  19. The coroner on the street was button- holed Received marked articles and letters, some Anonymous, some crazy. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters