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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mudhole (Steam Boilers) A hole near the bottom, through which the sediment is withdrawn.
    • Mudhole A hole, or hollow place, containing mud, as in a road.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mudhole A place full of mud; a spot where there is mud of considerable depth; a depression where water and mud stand, as in a road.
    • n mudhole In steam-engines, an orifice with steamtight covering in the bottom of a boiler, through which the sediment is removed. Also mudvalve.
    • n mudhole A salt-water lagoon in which whales are captured.
    • n mudhole A soft spot in granite due to decomposition.
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In literature:

A black mudhole blocked the lane.
"Falk" by Joseph Conrad
He had frequently driven hogs from mudholes to slake his thirst with the water.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
There were also concealed mudholes in there.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
You'll drown in a mudhole.
"The God of His Fathers" by Jack London
Born in the same mudhole, and still Boris Karlov the avenger could not understand Stefani Gregor the fiddler.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Springfield was almost a mudhole.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Sure enough, horns and a hoof protruded from one end of the mudhole.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
Even so he was parched with thirst before he found the first mudhole.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
It was an awful mudhole.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
These troughs were furnished with water by windmills, and the mudholes were caused by the waste water.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
There were also concealed mudholes in there.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
In plunging through the mudholes we spasmodically clutched these spiny things.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
I walked off the end of the platform, and went plump into a mudhole.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
Pot-bellied children, stark naked, played everywhere, but principally in the mudholes and on the offal dumps.
"Gold" by Stewart White
I've thought a lot about that, living here in this mudhole.
"The Colonists" by Raymond F. Jones
Three miserable weeks I spent somewhere in some stinking Southern Pacific mudhole.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
The Second Battalion occupied old French stables, which long use had made veritable mudholes.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
He whipped off his coat and dipped it in the mudhole.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
She spiled the only pair of trousers I owned, and then went back into the mudhole and died.
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker
Hidden deep mudholes are frequent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

"Mudhole" and the Marines: Kenneth Merrill Sr. And Vernon Lott.
" Mudhole " and the Marines: Kenneth Merrill Sr. And Vernon Lott.
Come join the fun at "The Mudhole" (across from Sage Port Grille in Kennewick.).
Hello, Eugene: From Skinner 's Mudhole to Oregon's 2nd largest city.
A little preparation can save your car from smelling like a mudhole.