Franz Lindenmayr / Mensch und Höhle



a airhole
  • "a hole to admit or discharge air" MERRIAM-WEBSTER
  • "Euphemism for asshole, frequently used by conservative talk show host Dick Farrel on WPBR talk radio in West Palm Beach, Florida. Also used at times in South Florida Radio News with credit to Farrel." URBAN DICTIONARY
  • "an opening in the frozen surface of a river or pond" THE FREE DICTIONARY
  • "an opening for the arm in a garment" MERRIAM-WEBSTER
  ass hole
  • "Asshole sagt man nicht. Und so nennt man den lokalen Fracking-Verantwortlichen eben "Gashole", Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr. 101, 2. Mai 2013, S. 3
  • "....she'll do anything
    to make you feel like an asshole
    call her name
    she looks the same as you.." Aus dem Song Asshole von Jeff Beck
  • "'Arsehole', repeated Meryem, tasting the word with the tip of her tongue." Shafak, The island 195
 b blow-hole
  • 1) a nostril at the back of the head of whale 
    2) a hole in the ice through which seals, etc breathe 
    3) an opening for air, smoke, etc to escape in a tunnel
    OAL 113
  • "He had built a bolthole here for himself, his desk piled with documents, books and academic papers." Shafak, The Island 323
  • "a place where a person can escape and hide." Oxford languagues
  • "A hole in an animal's den, or through a wall or fence, used for escape or emergency exit; i.e. a hole the animal may bolt through." WICTIONARY
  • ""She's infested. Look, it has spread everywhere." He pointed at the branches coverec with tiny boreholes, the dry sawdust pulp at the foot of the trunk, the brittle dead leaves littering the ground." Shafak, The Island 292
  • "a hole bored or drilled in the earth: such as. a : an exploratory well. b chiefly British : a small-diameter well drilled especially to obtain water" MERIAM-WEBSTER
  • "A borehole is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water, other liquids or gases, ." WIKIPEDIA
  breathe-hole "This painful opeation comsists of first suffocating the maggots by plugging the breathe-hole with glue, peanut butter, or tobacco. Half an hour later the dead parasite can be squeezed and pulled from its human host." Rushin-Bell, Living Caves 17
  bullet hole
  • "Along the demarkation line - the frontier - were delapidated houses riddled with bullet holes, empty courtyaards scarred with grenade bursts, boarded stores gone to ruin, ornamented gates hanging at angles from broken hinges, luxury cars from another era rusting away under layers of durst.." Shafak, The island 2
  • "She...loosened the soil and eased out a dock weed. It long tap root trailed from her fingers. The deep, narrow cavity left in the ground resembled a bullet hole. She pushed a finger into the cavity and swallowed hard, her breath catching in her throat." Shafak, The island 227
  • "Afterwards, there were mortar shell craters in the walls and bullet holes staring like empty eye sockets." Shafak, The island 306
  bunny hole
  • entrance to a mine CORNWALL (Macfarlane 198)
  • "..she had married, quit unexpectedly, a bald man with a large buttonhole who owned, it was said, cotton mills at Manchester. And she had five boys." Woolf, Mrs Dalloway 201
  • "That evening, at eight-thirty, exquisitely dressed, and wearing a large buttonhole of Parma violets, Dorian Gray was ushered into Lady Narborough's drawing-room by bowing servants." Wilde, Dorian Gray 121
c chuckhole
  • a hole or rut in a road or track.
  • A term used to describe a pothole, especially in Indiana and nearby midwestern states, and during winter freezing weather. Most feared are water filled Chuck holes which can become hidden and big ones have been known to break off automobile wheels.
  • Aus Silas Marner von George Eliot (Klassischer englischer Roman, Schulpflichtlektüre):
    Es geht um die Erziehung des Waisenkindes Eppie durch den einsamen Weber. Die Nachbarin Dolly Winthrop gibt ihm den Ratschlag, entweder er müsse das Kind schlagen, wenn es etwas gemacht habe, wo sie tun hätte sollen, oder er solle sie in "coal-hole" stecken.
    125 "you might shut her up once i' the coal-hole....That was I did wi' Aaron, for I was that silly wi' the youngest lad, as I could never bear to smack him. Not as I could find i' my heart to let him stay i' the coal-hole more nor a minute, but it was enough to colly him all over, so as he must be new washed und dressed, and it was as good as a rod to him - that was."
    127 "a small closet near the hearth"
  cubby hole
  • "a very small space in a house, used for storing things or hiding in" Longman, Dictionary of Contemporary English, 3. Auflage 1995, S. 333
  • Name eines geheimen Ortes an einem Fluß im Roman "The Casual Vacancy" von J.K.Rowling
d drinking hole
  • "A source of water where animals congregate to drink, especially in an arid environment." thefreedictionary
  • "A bar, pub, or tavern, especially one at which one spends a lot of time." thefreedictionary
  • "is the opening on casino floors that the drink servers come out of and is usually a kitchen area." urban dictionary
  • derelict clay-pit or quarry north Herefordshire (Macfarlane 198)
e entrance hole "Rowten Pot..A large entrance hole is ninety by thirty-three feet, while the other end consists of an easier series of small pitches tht follow a turbulent stream down to the bottom of the large entrance shaft." Eyre., Cave Explorers 58
f finger hole "it was going to be easy to work myself up to the spiritual orgasm this moment seemed to demand...Perhaps the closest I came was while pressing my hand into the column supporting the welcoming image of Santiago, into five finger holes worn deep in the marble by the grateful, weary touch of pilgrim digits over 900 years. Yes, that was the moment." Moore, p 322
  food-hole "'The camino is about temptation and sadness.' I nodded as sagely as I felt able, then, watching the grocer ease another baton into Shinto's crumb-haired food-hole, felt myself succumb to O Cebreiro's mood of contemplative stocktaking." Tim Moore p 271
h hare hole
  • "The Hare Hole is the name of the performance venue at Hares & Hyenas, which seats 75 people and is licensed for 80 for other events."
  • "a place of extreme misery or squalor" MERRIAM-WEBSTER
  • "1 (a) a hollow place in a solid mass or surface: a hole in a tooth...(b) an opening through sth; a gap..
    2 (a) an animal's home; a BURROW: a mouse hole... (b) a small, dark or unpleasant room, district etc.
    3 an awkward or difficult situation: I'm afraid I'm in a bit of a hole
    4 (a) a hollow into which a ball, etc. must be hit in various games..."
    Oxford advanced Learner's Dictionary
  • an opening, a hollow
  • Though I curse the recurrence of each shining omen,
    the sun will come out, and warm up my right hand
    like that old crab flexing its fingers outside its hole.
    Fraim from damp holes, the courageous, pale bestiary
    of the sand seethes....
    Derek Walcott, Mittsommer / Midsummer, Hanser-Verlag
  • "Seven years ago, sir, I happened to find myself in some filthy little hole of a town. I had some business there..." Dostoyevsky, Karamoazov, 42
  • "Then Eddie groanded in the closed car; the later nudes of Mrs. Vaughn were as unconcealed as the frankest photographs of a cadaver...
    The very last of the nudes was the first pornography that Eddie O'Hare had ever seen, not that Eddie fully understood what was pornographic about the drawings. Eddie felt sick and deeply sorry that he'd seen the drawings, which had reduced Mrs. Vaughn to the hole in her center; ..." Irving, John, A Widow for one Year, Ballantine Books, New York May 1999
  • an occasion in golf when the ball is hit from the TEE directly into the hole: do a hole in one, OED 544
  • "As the ancient song bubbled up opposite Regent's Park Tube Station, still the earth seemed green and flowery: still, though it issued from so rude a mouth, a mere hole in the earth, muddy too, matted with root fibres and tangled grasses, still the old bubbling burbling song, soaking through the knotted roots of infinite ages, and skeletons and treasure, streamed away in rivulets over the pavement and all along the Marlebone Road, and down towards Euston, fertilizing, leaving a damp stain." Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, S. 91
  • (Loch aller Löcher): Name für die Yoni aus England, 19. Jhdt., "Verballhornung von Holy of Holiest - heiligstes aller Heiligtümer", Camphausen 133
  hollow hole
  • "Hare in a hollow hole..."
j jaw-hole
  • gaping fissure, abyss YORKSHIRE (Macfarlane 201)
  • hare hole in a dyke Galloway (Macfarlane 201)
k keyhole/s
  • "By three o'clock, the heat...It hissed and slithered across the pavements, poked its flaming tongue through keyholes." Shafak, The island 145
  • "I must rattle my chains, and groan through keyholes, and walk about at night, if that is what you mean. It is my only reason for existing." Wilde, Oscar, The Canterville Ghost
  • "Once adopting he more charitable interpretation, we shall find no difficulty in comprehending the rose in the keyhole; the "Marie" upon the slate, the....Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The Mystery of Marie Roget, S. 186
  • "Nothing, it seemed, could survive the flood, the profusion of darkness which, creeping in at keyholes and crevices, stole round window blinds, came  into bedrooms, swallowed up here a jug and basin, there a bowl of red and yellow dahlias, there the sharp edges and firm bulk of a chest of drawers." Woolfe, To the lighthouse 196
  kill hole "We found not only burials in Perdido Cave, but a wealth of pottery vessels with 'kill holes', (holes deliberately drilled in the bottom of the pot), obsidian blades, a drilled jaguar canine tooth, and a badly deterioated slate-pyrite mosaic plaque." Rushin-Bell, CarolJo (1982): The Living Caves of the Dead, Caving International Magazine 14-1982, p 17
  • "a hole in a board or tree trunk where a knot or branch has come out" MERRIAM-WEBSTER
  • engl. (Guck)loch, Sehschlitz, Schießscharte, Schlupfloch, Hintertürchen
    "What causes hesitation is the fact that, after all, Mr. Wittgenstein manages to say a good deal about what cannnot be said, thus suggesting to the sceptical reader that possibly there may be some loophole through a hierarchy of languages or by some other exit." Bertrand Russell
 m manhole
  • "I'd been seeing 'Fabrication Logrono' on manhole covers for days, which at least had the effect of managing expectations." Moore, S. 126
  • a hole on the surface of a road covered by a lid, used to examine pipes, wires etc (Longman - Dictionary of Contemporary English, 3. Auflage, 1995, S. 867
  • the opposite: "a hole on the surface of a road" not covered by a lid (gesehen in Diego Suarez, Madagaskar)
  mortar hole "We pulled up at the village, where they proudly showed us the bullet and mortar holes in the brickwork of the old inn and told tales that patriots love to tell." Eyre, Cave Explorers 96
p peephole
  • "Children themselves seem to be dimly aware that things get a bit dull once they become used to them. In the village of Tibet, on the islands of the Pacific, in the outback of Australia, in our own country, and everywhere else in the world, children invent an re-invent the following game: You join thumb und forefinger to form a peep-hole and look through; the world looks suddenly new and surprising." (Rast, A Listening Heart, p 26)
  • engl. "Nadelloch"
  • "Raw concrete underfoot, and overhead a roof polka-dotted with pinholes of light, but with a bunk-bed to myself and the dim air faintly coloured.." Moore p 266
  • "Meryem pulled the plug out, watching the water gurgle doewn the plughole in restless circles." Shafak, The Island of Missing Trees 115
  posthole / post-hole
  • "a hole dug in the earth for setting in the end of a post, as for a fence."
  • In archaeology a posthole or post-hole is a cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone. They are usually much deeper than they are wide; however, truncation may not make this apparent." WIKIPEDIA
  • "a hole dug for a post" MERIAM-WEBSTER
  • "a circular hole formed in the rocky bed of a river by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water" MIRRIAM-WEBSTER
  • "a pot-shaped hole in a road surface" MIRRIAM-WEBSTER
  • "a deep natural underground cave formed by the erosion of rock, especially by the action of water"
  provincial hole dt. "Provinznest"
"He was from Gaya he told me, describing it as a provincial hole, and seemed to be happily stimulated by the mere knowledge that he was now in the capital.", Lewis S. 8
r rabbit hole
  • 1.
    a rabbit's burrow.
    "a heather-covered hillside full of rabbit holes"
  • 2.
    used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself.
    "he'll continue fearmongering to promote his agenda no matter how far down the rabbit hole it takes him"    OXFORD LANGUAGES
s shakehole "Upstream the passage ends in a choke but its probable head is a large shakehole quite close to St Catherine's 1 entrance." Tratman, NW-Clare 198
  shit hole
    Im Januar 2018 plötzlich sehr aktuell geworden. Die deutschen Medien geben, übersetzt, das Wort meist mit "Drecksloch" wieder, obwohl damit der Fäkalcharakter des Worts viel zu schamhaft weggeschrieben wird."Mit Empörung hat das UN-Menschenrechtsbüro auf kolportierte Äußerungen des US-Präsidenten Donald Trump reagiert, der Herkunftsländer von Einwanderern als "Dreckslöcher" bezeichnet haben soll."Wenn das so stimmt, sind dies schockierende und beschämende Äußerungen des US-Präsidenten", sagte Rupert Colville, Sprecher des UN-Hochkommissars für Menschenrechte, am Freitag in Genf."Man kann nicht ganze Länder und Kontinente als Dreckslöcher bezeichnen, deren Einwohner, die alle nicht weiß sind, deshalb nicht willkommen sind.
    Aktualisiert am 12. Januar 2018, 13:05 Uhr
  • "'I don't blame you,' said Donna with a painful wheeze. 'Who'd wanna end up in a shit hole like this? It's the end of bleeding nowhere. The arsehole of the world." White
  • "He would have to excuse this shithole, she said, and also the noise." Joyce p 153
  • "One notable Dales caver said after his visit to Draughting Hole: 'It's a shithole.' But it was our shithole, and exploration was nowhere near finished." Loveridge, Labyrithine Labours 44
  • "A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically, this means that when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface." WIKIPEDIA
  • "A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage--when it rains, the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. Sinkholes can vary from a few feet to hundreds of acres and from less than 1 to more than 100 feet deep. Some are shaped like shallow bowls or saucers whereas others have vertical walls; some hold water and form natural ponds." USGS
  • "Ein Sinkhole-Server (auch DNS-Sinkhole, Sinkhole-Server oder Internet-Sinkhole) ist ein DNS-Server, auf den schädliche Domainnamen umgeleitet werden. Diesen Eingriff nehmen die zuständigen Domain-Registrierungsstellen vor, nachdem der CERT.Bunddurch Analysen von Schadprogrammen" einen Zusammenhang zu bestimmten Domains herstellen konnte.
W water hole "Then it dawned on me that the joy I observed plays on a deep knowledge of suffering as sunrays play on the surface of dark waterholes." Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness 18
  watering hole "But it wasn't loyal customers craving a drink at their favourite watering hole. It was a group of strangers.." Shafak, The Island 269
  • "...solution of the field equations in German-born physicist Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity that resembles a tunnel between two black holes or other points in space-time. Such a tunnel would provide a shortcut between its end points." BRITANNICA.COM
  • "A wormhole is a speculative structure linking disparate points in spacetime, and is based on a special solution of the Einstein field equations. A wormhole can be visualized as a tunnel with two ends at separate points in spacetime." WIKIPEDIA
  • "Wormholes are shoblrtcuts in spacetime, popular with science fiction authors and movie directors. They've never been seen, but according to Einstein's general ..." SUPERNOVA.ESO...

adjective + hole

draughting hole "Wind blowing a single tuft of grass on a calm day revealed the draughting hole which is now the entrance shaft of Lancaster Hole."
Waltham, Three Counties 24





Eyre, Jim (1981): The Cave Explorers, The Stalactite Press, Calgary

Loveridge, Fleur (2022): Labyrinthine Labours, in: DESCENT 288-2022, p 42ff.

Moore, Tim (2004): Spanish Steps - One Man and his Ass on the Pilgrim Way to Santiago, 2004d

Rushin-Bell, CarolJo (1982): The Living Caves of the Dead, Caving International Magazine 14-1982

The University of Bristol Speleological Society, edited by Tratman, E.K. (ohne Jahresangabe): The Caves of North-West Clare, Ireland, David & Charles, Newton Abbot

Waltham, A.C. (1980): Caves of the Three Counties, Caving International Magazine 8-1980, p 22ff.

Wilde, Oscar (2007): The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde, Wordsworth Library Collection, Hertfordshire

Woolf, Virginia (1927): To the lighthouse, London


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