"Some fella glory-hole
, eh, Kwaque?" Daughtry told his seventeen- years-old brown-skinned Papuan with the withered ancient face of a centenarian, the legs of a living skeleton, and the huge-stomached torso of an elderly Japanese wrestler.
And may I go rummaging round in the garrets and glory-holes
to furnish it as I like?"
Other pupils had found a torch wedged in the grille of what was locally known as the "glory-hole
" - one of the capped ventilation shafts of the old Harecastle Tunnel.
The Angel's Share whisky snug is safely lodged behind a portcullis-style metal door and is a glory-hole
of Scotland's finest product - a haven for the whisky lover.
Many years ago, when the kids were growing up, it was little more than a glory-hole
but since we knocked a doorway throughit's a totally different space.
With a handful of exceptions, this finally disappointing capharnaum or glory-hole
partakes of that curse of academia: the parading of the bleeding obvious.
The Victoria is a 104-year-old delight, a time-warp paradise and a divine glory-hole
of a pub, described in the Campaign for Real Ale's (Camra) Good Beer Guide as "just brilliant".
They are glory-holes
in which to lounge well away from the distraction of TV.