Gully hole
Gully Gul"ly, n.; pl. {Gullies}. [Formerly gullet.] 1. A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent's bed when dry. [1913 Webster]

2. A grooved iron rail or tram plate. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Gully gut}, a glutton. [Obs.] --Chapman.

{Gully hole}, the opening through which gutters discharge surface water. [1913 Webster]


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