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Hole

By a Hole, in printers dialect, is meant and understood a place where private printing is used, viz. the printing of unlicensed books or printing of other men's copies. Many printers for lucre of gain have gone into Holes, and then their chief care is to get a Hole private, and workmen trusty and cunning to conceal the Hole, and themselves. — M.

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