If the well is a dry hole, it does not cost the Indian anything.
With a nod of assent the youth pushed forward, gained the rock, and found the place where water had once been, a dry hole!
Every dry hole gives a greater chance that the next will be full.
The shiftless one like himself was a true son of the wilderness and he would be as clever as a fox in finding a warm, dry hole.
Following the trail, he rode through the cedars to come upon the dry hole where the pool had once been.
I feel a great deal better than if I had sunk thirty or forty thousand dollars in a dry hole.
Then came the blow-up, and it turned out that his well was just a dry hole in the ground.
Sometimes you git a payin' well an' a dry hole only a few hunderd feet apart.
A dry hole was drilled, the exhaust air from the hollow drill blowing the dust from the hole keeping it clean.
It was hard work, putting down that well, and up to almost the last moment it promised to be a dry hole.