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manhohl

  • n  a hole (usually with a flush cover) through which a person can gain access to an underground structure

  • Uncovering the Manhole Men .
  • Expertly they flipped off the manhole lid.
  • We almost missed the manhole cover beneath its layer of dirt, dead leaves and twigs.
News & Articles

  • Electrical spark pops manhole lids
    Visitors and residents need not fear flying manhole covers in downtown Des Moines, current and former city utility workers said Wednesday, hours after an underground cable malfunction sparked explosions near Fourth Street and Court Avenue.
    June 13, 2013 - The Des Moines Register
  • Manhole fire causes more power outages in Back Bay Sunday night
    About 30 more NStar customers across six or seven buildings near the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue lost power Sunday when flames burst from a manhole at about 8:45 p.m., officials said. Bill Zamparelli, a spokesman for NStar, said the fire was not related to the major outage that hit the Back Bay Sunday morning, even though the fire started in the same network of ...
    June 10, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal
    Manhole fire near NY school forces early dismissal A spokesman for the New Rochelle school district says Friday morning's fire sent smoke into the high school and prompted an evacuation of the 3,000 students. The spokesman says all after-school activities were canceled — except for the senior prom, which was to be held Friday night in New York City.
    June 7, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
Quotes

  • James Courtney in Brisbane Times
    Street circuits are always a challenge and Townsville is no different,Courtney said. "The car slides around on the bumps and you have to deal with manhole covers, white lines and different cambers."
  • Ron Gardenhire in MLB.com
    You have pinholes and you have manholes,Gardenhire said. "Torii Hunter leaving us is a manhole."
  • William Walker in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Any small movement at the bottom sways a lot at the top,Walker said. "Obviously they didn't see the manhole cover. The vault is pretty sturdy but can't handle that kind of weight."

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