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 for Hole board
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hole \Hole\ (h[=o]l), n. [OE. hol, hole, AS. hol, hole, cavern,
     from hol, a., hollow; akin to D. hol, OHG. hol, G. hohl, Dan.
     huul hollow, hul hole, Sw. h[*a]l, Icel. hola; prob. from the
     root of AS. helan to conceal. See Hele, Hell, and cf.
     Hold of a ship.]
     1. A hollow place or cavity; an excavation; a pit; an opening
        in or through a solid body, a fabric, etc.; a perforation;
        a rent; a fissure.
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              The holes where eyes should be.       --Shak.
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              The blind walls
              Were full of chinks and holes.        --Tennyson.
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              The priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the
              lid.                                  --2 Kings xii.
                                                    9.
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     2. An excavation in the ground, made by an animal to live in,
        or a natural cavity inhabited by an animal; hence, a low,
        narrow, or dark lodging or place; a mean habitation.
        --Dryden.
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              The foxes have holes, . . . but the Son of man hath
              not where to lay his head.            --Luke ix. 58.
  
     3. (Games)
        (a) A small cavity used in some games, usually one into
            which a marble or ball is to be played or driven;
            hence, a score made by playing a marble or ball into
            such a hole, as in golf.
        (b) (Fives) At Eton College, England, that part of the
            floor of the court between the step and the pepperbox.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Syn: Hollow; concavity; aperture; rent; fissure; crevice;
          orifice; interstice; perforation; excavation; pit; cave;
          den; cell.
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     Hole and corner, clandestine, underhand. [Colloq.] "The
        wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery." --Dickens.
  
     Hole board (Fancy Weaving), a board having holes through
        which cords pass which lift certain warp threads; --
        called also compass board.
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