bolt-hole bolt-hole

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hole through which an animal may bolt when pursued into its burrow or den

Usage(s):

  1. After extensive renovations, its lofty interiors are now a mood-lit bolt-hole that heaves with tout le monde.
  2. But peace negotiations have been made more fragile by assertions that Mindanao is JI's principle training ground and bolt-hole.

News

  1. Hong Kong legal battle looms for NSA contractor

    By James Pomfret and Grace Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential extradition tussle in Hong Kong over an American who has exposed the U.S. government's top-secret surveillance programs could prove to be a test case for civil liberties in the financial hub controlled by China. Edward Snowden, 29, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), chose Hong Kong as the international bolt-hole ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Platt: Alder and Pearl & Ash Deliver More Than They Promise

    Like all great experimental artists , Wylie Dufresne has had times, during the course of his long and storied ­career, when he has strived so mightily to stay ahead of the curve that he’s ­ended up being ever so slightly behind it. Alder , which opened not long ago in a dimly lit bolt-hole of a space on lower ­Second Avenue, appears to have been ­designed to remedy this problem in one fell swoop ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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