One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A natural depression in a rock in which rainwater collects.‘in this desert region, Aborigines were particularly dependent on rock holes for survival’
- ‘The varied springs, waterholes, rock holes and ancient paintings make this place one of the most spectacular in Australia.’
- ‘Their paintings celebrate the ever-shifting colours of the desert, the rock holes and soak holes where life-giving water is found.’
- ‘These tight passageways mimic the rock holes and tree cavities where the amphibians naturally shelter from predators.’
- ‘Aborigines were particularly dependent on rock holes for water survival.’
- ‘The iguanas do occasionally nest in rock holes that have some dirt inside.’
- ‘Their Dreamings dominate the scene to such an extent that I doubt if ever again I shall be able to look at a rock hole with the same eyes.’
- ‘She paints the rock holes, saltpans, and ritual centres that were once part of her bush life.’
- ‘These days, farmers store lemons in rock holes.’
- ‘He got to the rock-hole where they had camped the night before.’
- ‘It is a small but well-known rock-hole on the western slopes of the Urremerne Range.’
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