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glo'ry hole"

1. Naut.
a. the quarters on a ship that are occupied by the stewards or stokers.
b. lazaretto (def. 3).
c. any locker or enclosed space for loose gear.
2. Glassmaking.an auxiliary furnace for reheating glass that has cooled during offhand blowing.
3. Mining.See draw hole.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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