A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 31, 2012
Glory Hole

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Wikipedia: Glory hole
Glory hole may refer to:

. Glory hole, surface depression produced by block caving in underground mining
. Glory hole (petroleum production), a type of underwater excavation
. Glory hole (sexual slang), a hole in a wall, or other partition, for people to engage in sexual activity
. Gloryhole (album), album by Texas noise rock band Ed Hall
. Glory hole, reheating furnace for glassblowing
. Glory hole, reservoir-spillway design

(Oxford English Dictionary)
glory-hole, n.
A large cavernous opening or pit into a mine; an open quarry. Hence as v. intr., to carry on surface mining. N. Amer.
1902 Geol. Surv. Canada Summary Report 1901 64A, The larger properties..are now mining by large quarries or ‘Glory holes’, from which the material will be loaded directly into ore cars.
1916 Daily Colonist (Victoria, Brit. Columbia) 21 July 3/3 The Mother Lode mine has been working for some sixteen years, partly as a glory hole and partly by shaft and drift.
1926 Daily Colonist (Victoria, Brit. Columbia) 13 July 3/2 The strike..was made in the glory hole of the property..and there is considerable of the high-grade free milling quartz.
1927 W. N. Burns Tombstone 381 In this tunnel beneath the town the Grand Central mine ‘gloryholed’, taking out $840,000.

SB Nation
Jerry Jones Wants Some ‘Glory Hole’
by Brian Floyd • Jul 29, 2012 5:54 PM EDT
This is a real quote from Jerry Jones and if you’ll excuse me, I’m over here dying now.

“For me, it’s a reminder,” Jones said. “I’ve been here 23 years. I’ve been here when it was glory hole days and I’ve been here when it wasn’t. And, so, having said that, I want me some glory hole. So I have that perspective.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The Big Mac Blog
Jerry Jones & researching just exactly what is a ‘glory hole’
Not for the first time in his tenure as owner/GM/president of the Dallas Cowboys has Jerry Jones used the description “glory hole.” He did so again at the Dallas Cowboys’ introductory press conference over the weekend in Oxnard, Calif.

Jones told reporters: “I’ve been here when it was glory hole days and when it wasn’t. I want me some glory hole!”
According to onlineslangdictionary.com, it means: “A hole in a wall accessible from both sides (especially the divider between bathroom stalls) used for anonymous sex.”
Mac, “Glory Hole” is also a term used in drilling. whether it be oil or gold or whatever, the glory hole is a term defining a big find
Posted by: charlton | 07/30/2012 at 12:22 PM

Sports Grid
Jerry Jones Said “I Want Me Some Glory Hole,” And He Meant It
by Glenn Davis | 1:53 pm, July 30th, 2012
Sometimes you just have to sit there for a minute (or several), contemplating exactly how you want to go about writing something. Reading that not only did Jerry Jones use the phrase “glory hole” when talking to reporters about the coming season (emphasis on “coming” hehehe nailed it), not only did he then use it again (saying, incredibly, “I want me some glory hole”), proving he meant to use it the first time and generally putting his media session in danger of turning into something like this old Batman comic, but he’s apparently done this a lot? That was one of those times.
Well, Cowboys PR man Rich Dalrymple earned his money and reminded the gathered (and understandably snickering) media members that “glory hole” is actually a commonly-used phrase in the oil industry that made Jones rich. And apparently it is.

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